Over the weekend, a group of masked teens entered a Chinese restaurant in New York City’s Queens area and vandalized it, flipping tables and chairs as the staff and customers looked on helplessly. The incident was reported by The New York Post, and according to the newspaper, the incident caused more than $20,000 in damages.
The incident was captured on video and shared on Twitter by community activist Yiatin Chu. The video shows a group of teenagers wearing hoodies entering the Fish Village restaurant in College Point, Queens and vandalizing the property. Chu, who is the president of Asian Wave Alliance and a co-founder of PLACE NYC, shared the video on Twitter and expressed her shock at the incident. She wrote, “We’ve fallen so low that there’s no expectation of consequences for this horrific attack on private property.”
This video is going viral on WeChat. Fish Village, a restaurant in College Point, Qns was ransacked by a gang of masked kids in hoodies. We’ve fallen so low that there’s no expectation of consequences for this horrific attack on private property. pic.twitter.com/DQdnHPR5r8
— Yiatin Chu (@ycinnewyork) March 7, 2023
Masked Teens Turn Frightening and Nerve Wracking
Restaurant worker Tong Yi Hu spoke to The New York Post in Mandarin and said, “It was a bit frightening. We have no idea what the cause was, and it was pretty nerve-wracking. It’s getting less and less safe,” he said of the city. Hu also spoke to WCBS-TV and said that from the time the teenagers entered to the time they left, it only took a minute. “They didn’t say a word. We have no idea what was happening,” he said.
According to The New York Post, cops are still looking for suspects, and no arrests have been made in the case so far. The incident has caused a significant financial loss to the restaurant, and Hu said that the restaurant’s reputation has also been damaged. “Especially our reputation to future customers. Nobody wants to go to a place where things like this happen,” he said.