Asian American Father Viciously Attacked While Pushing 1-Year-Old In Stroller, Suspect Arrested

An Asian American father was attacked in San Francisco while pushing his 1-year-old son in a stroller.

The attack, which took place the afternoon of April 30, was captured on video — showing the 36-year-old father getting punched numerous times and then falling near the entrance of Gus’s Community Market in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. 

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“My sense of security has been shattered,” the man shared, who identified himself as Bruce.

“I was right on the ground and in that exact second I was trying to shield my head and prevent any worse injuries. I couldn’t protect my child. I was on the floor and he was in a stroller that was slowly rolling away, so it’s definitely very scary as a parent.”

San Francisco police officers witnessed the assault and promptly arrested 26-year-old Sidney Hammond. Hammond was later charged with felony assault and child endangerment.

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A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 27. He is being held in custody without bail.

According to a San Francisco Police Department press release, police said the “attack appeared to be random, and no words were exchanged during the incident.”

“The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.”

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Just a day before the attack, on April 29, Hammond allegedly struck a 61-year-old Asian American man in the head while he was walking in the Tenderloin neighborhood.

Police said the victim had visible injuries to his face and head, and complained of pain in his rib cage area, but refused medical assistance.

Police also stated how they discovered a video of the assault in which Hammond could allegedly be seen sprinting towards the man before he attacked him. He was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with force on May 6 but is not clear if he has been charged in that attack.

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