KOREATOWN (CBSLA) — A woman is pleading for help Monday to find the man who attacked her 85-year-old grandmother as she walked in Koreatown for no apparent reason.

Mi Reum, just a few days from her 86th birthday, was walking near Hannam market on Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in Koreatown at about 2 p.m. Saturday when someone came up from behind her and hit her in the head.

Reum’s granddaughter posted a photo of her grandmother, who she said had fallen from the impact of the attack and split her head open. The photo shows Reum with two black eyes, scrapes and scabs to the bridge of her nose and forehead, and she is wearing a bandage around her head.

“She told me to let this go because she wants to forgive the man that did this but I can not and I am livid,” Yujin Audrey Ko wrote on Facebook.

Officials from LAPD’s Olympic station confirmed they are searching for a suspect in the attack, which they believe was random. Reum was not robbed and nothing was said to her prior to the attack.

Ko said there were several witnesses who helped her grandmother immediately after the attack, and asked them to come forward and share the image of her injured grandmother in an effort to help catch the attacker.

The suspect was described only as a middle-aged Hispanic man in black clothing.

Comments (32)
  1. Middle-aged Hispanic man? Not much to go on in a City filled with millions of middle-aged Hispanic men.

  2. tngilmer says:

    Just another Democrat supported illegal, I bet.

  3. I guess this DREAMer’s dream was to batter an old Asian lady.

    1. Rico Soiree says:

      He obviously wanted a batter life in the USA, willing to do what most citizens won’t.

    2. Jason Muro says:

      Right because it says he was a dreamer.. Do you guys even read what you type?

  4. Vox Veritas says:

    Another of Obama’s Dreamers somnambulating, no doubt.

  5. I’d bet the attacker is a black male thug playing the Knock Out game. The black person comes up from behind and usually attacks a white person. The goal is to knock them out with one punch. People have been killed this way.

  6. Apparently they found the stupidest person in LA they could who isnt aware of stuff like this happening everyday. Especially in lefty racially driven cesspools (of which LA is)…

  7. When will CBS start hiring REAL writers again? For instance, was the woman walking in Koreatown “for no apparent reason” (which is what the writer states) or was she attacked “for no apparent reason?” Come on, dump the amateurs and hire REAL writers.

  8. Stop picking on the Dreamers, they can do anything they want in California…it’s the new sanctuary law.

  9. Los Angeles is a depraved “sh!THole”

  10. Another one of those immigrants doing a job Americans won’t do.

  11. Didn’t this used to be a game Blacks played on White people? Now illegals are using it too!

  12. LA has evolved into a third world cesspool city…thanks obama and moonbeam!

  13. THIS incident made the news, but I wonder how many more assaults happen every day that we don’t hear about?

    Ain’t diversity grand? I mean, you can’t get more diverse than a middle-aged male Hispanic criminal assaulting an elderly, law-abiding Korean woman.

  14. I am so sorry for the pain and suffering this poor lady and her family are going through due to the heinous behavior of her attacker. I hope that the victim makes a full recovery. Blessings be upon her and her loved ones.

  15. Tom Nichol says:

    The only way to fix this problem is to have open borders and free social services for everyone!

  16. Sam Hensley says:

    Another Dreamer. The pride of the USA

  17. Some of the idiots at City-Data Forum may support this stuff, but most of us do not. This predator needs to be launched over Trump’s wall via catapult. And send millions with him the same way. Build the wall (and catapults)!

  18. They caught the man who was running from the scene, but he never explained why he was running. He should have been detained and questioned more. He will try it again because he was given too much slack.

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