Moment homeless man attacks Asian cop when she tried to arrest him for vandalizing rental scooters in San Francisco

 Shocking video captured the moment a homeless man attacked an Asian police officer in San Francisco when she tried to arrest him for vandalizing rental scooters.  

Surveillance footage shows the unidentified female officer attempting to detain the man near Portsmouth Square around 7pm on Friday night.

Witnesses told local news outlet KTVU that the man was vandalizing rental scooters in the area less than two hours beforehand and had been threatening and yelling at passersby. 


'Chinese people don't belong here,' one witness overheard the suspect yelling before the attack. 

Another anti-Asian attack took place last week, with a homeless man assaulting a female Asian police officer in San Francisco after she attempted to detain him for vandalizing rental scooters nearby

Another anti-Asian attack took place last week, with a homeless man assaulting a female Asian police officer in San Francisco after she attempted to detain him for vandalizing rental scooters nearby

The attack was captured on surveillance footage and showed the two scuffling before falling to the ground, where the man landed on top of the officer and attempted to pummel her. Witnesses say they overheard the man making anti-Chinese remarks beforehand

The attack was captured on surveillance footage and showed the two scuffling before falling to the ground, where the man landed on top of the officer and attempted to pummel her. Witnesses say they overheard the man making anti-Chinese remarks beforehand

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Video of the altercation was posted to social media on Sunday, showing the homeless man initially appearing to follow the officer's orders before abruptly turning around and attacking her.

The two tumble to the ground as the officer attempts to fight back against the man, but the officer ends up on the bottom as he lands on top of her.

Bystanders who witness the commotion rush to come to the officer's aid as she eventually pins him down.

Backup officers then help to place the homeless man into custody.  

Bystanders jump in to help the female officer, who was overpowered by the brute at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco on Friday night. The attacker has yet to be publicly identified by cops, but was taken into custody immediately after the attack

Bystanders jump in to help the female officer, who was overpowered by the brute at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco on Friday night. The attacker has yet to be publicly identified by cops, but was taken into custody immediately after the attack

'On Friday, May 28, at the intersection of Kearny and Commercial, near Portsmouth Square, a homeless man was allegedly threatening Asians as they walked by, according to @sfstreets415,' the_asian_dawn's caption read.

'The hobo was then confronted by a female police officer. During questioning, the female police officer was attacked by the hobo. She was seriously injured during the attack and was assisted by four Good Samaritans who needed to pry the homeless man off her.'


'Multiple police officers responded to the scene almost immediately and took the assailant into custody. The female police officer was seriously injured and transported to the local hospital.'  

Ken Fong, who witnessed the attack, told KTVU that he had seen two officers tell the homeless man to leave the Portsmouth Square area two hours before the assault.

Backup police officers descend on the scene of yet another anti-Asian hate crime in a long list of recent attacks. In NYC, 86 anti-Asian hate crime reports were filed this year compared to just 19 the same time last year

Backup police officers descend on the scene of yet another anti-Asian hate crime in a long list of recent attacks. In NYC, 86 anti-Asian hate crime reports were filed this year compared to just 19 the same time last year

'Even though he dropped her to the floor I'm happy she wasn't hurt majorly or injured because it could have been a lot worse,' Fong said. 

'There were two teenagers that came up to them and said ''Hey, I don't feel safe because there's a suspicious guy hanging around our scooters,''' he said before adding that he believed the man was drunk.

San Francisco-area community activist Max Leong recognized the assailant in the video almost immediately, telling the news outlet that many residents in the area are familiar with him while adding that it also appears the man has mental health issues.

'He's been kind of a fixture here in San Francisco Chinatown,' Leong said. 'It speaks to the fact more services need to be provided for the mentally ill.'

The moment where the homeless man snapped and attacked the female officer. Community activist Max Leong says the man is a fixture in San Francisco's Chinatown, while adding that the man is likely mentally ill

The moment where the homeless man snapped and attacked the female officer. Community activist Max Leong says the man is a fixture in San Francisco's Chinatown, while adding that the man is likely mentally ill

The incident came amid a surge in hate crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans nationwide.  

In NYC alone, anti-Asian hate crimes have noticeably spiked, with 86 reports this year compared to just 19 the same time last year in 2020.

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