Daniel Wu, Daniel Dae Kim offer US$25,000 reward to catch suspect who assaulted old man
The actors will pay for information that will lead to the arrest of the person who pushed the 91-year-old Asian man to the ground.
Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim are banding together to help fight crime in their community. The actors are offering a US$25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who assaulted a 91-year-old Asian man in Oakland, California on Jan 31.
The assault case is one of three recent ones that targeted seniors in the Chinatown district.
Kim posted a video of the assault on Instagram on Friday (Feb 5) that showed the man suddenly being pushed to the ground while he was walking, by a suspect wearing a black hoodie and mask.
The caption read: “The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to skyrocket, despite our repeated pleas for help. The crimes are too often ignored and even excused”.
The Korean-American actor known for his roles in TV shows Lost and Hawaii Five-O added that he and Chinese-American actor Daniel Wu are offering the reward “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this man and his accomplices” as well as for the two other assault cases.
“We must do more to help the literally thousands of Americans who have suffered at the hands of this absolutely senseless violence.” He included hashtags with the names of past victims – #VincentChin and #VichaRatanapakdee. The latter, who was 84, died late last month in San Francisco after being attacked during a walk.
According to NBC Bay Area, a person of interest in the three recent assaults has been identified and had been in custody on unrelated charges since Feb 1. The outlet also reported earlier that more than 20 attacks against the Asian community have taken place recently.
This isn’t the first time that Wu has offered a reward in order to catch a criminal. The Tomb Raider star offered US$15,000 in August last year for information on an assault on a 90-year-old woman. Two teenagers were later arrested for the crime.