A 69-year-old man was caught on camera attacking a group of Asians who were fishing in Queensland, Australia, on Anzac Day.
Job Prasong, a muay thai instructor, was fishing in the Brisbane River with his friends from Korea when the man approached them and began physically and verbally attacking them around 8:30 p.m. on April 25, according to 9Queensland News.
In it videothe man can be seen launching a tirade against the Chinese and beating the Korean couple with a pair of crutches.
“Damn Chinese,” he says. “Chinese c*nts, get down here!”
The group inform the man that they are not Chinese and repeatedly ask him what they have done to upset him.
The man accuses the fishermen of stealing and demands that they show him their bags.
“You can’t do anything on your own. All you have to do is rob us,” the man says.
The group contacted 911 while trying to de-escalate the situation.
The man was reportedly questioned and fined nearly $400 for Disturbance of public orderaccording to a Queensland Police Service spokesperson.
Initial information indicates that the man was involved in a verbal and physical altercation with multiple people on the nearby pontoon. Police attended and the 69-year-old Tenerife man was transported to Brisbane City Watchhouse and issued a $391 offense notice for disorderly conduct (violent behavior in other circumstances). No complaints have been filed in connection with the assault, however investigations into the incident are continuing.
Prasong told 9News Queensland that he does not understand why the man was attacking them, noting that it was the first time he had come across such an incident in his six years living in Brisbane.
“I don’t know why,” he said. “Without reason. [He] just come and hit people. I tried to stop him, but he tried to push me into the water and try to fight everyone.”
The status of the Korean couple is currently unknown.