A 69-year-old man was taken on camera attacking a group of Asian fishermen in Queensland, Australia on Anzac Day.
According to Daily Mail, Job Prasong, a Muay Thai teacher, was fishing on the Brisbane River with his Korean friends when the man approached them and began physically and verbally abusing them at approximately 8:30 p.m. on April 25.
The man can be seen in the video going on an anti-Chinese rant and beating the Korean couple with a set of crutches. “You fcking Chinese,” he says. “Chinese cnts — get off here!” The group assures the man that they are not Chinese and asks him again what they have done to irritate him.
The man accuses the fisherman of stealing and asks to see their bags. “You can’t fcking do anything on your own. All you have to do is fcking steal from us,” the man says. While trying to de-escalate the situation, the group called 911.
Initial information indicates the man was involved in a verbal and physical altercation with a number of people at the nearby pontoon. Police attended and the 69-year-old Teneriffe man was transported to Brisbane City Watchhouse and issued a $391 infringement notice for public nuisance (violent behavior in other circumstances).
No complaints have been made in relation to the assault however inquiries into the incident are continuing.
Prasong told Daily Mail that he had no idea why the man attacked them and that it was his initial encounter with such an event in his six years in Brisbane.
“I don’t know why,” he said. “No 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.