It was a violent explosion of rage captured on dash cam video. The terrifying moment was round two of the assault.
The victim can be heard desperately pleading for help with the 911, fearing he would be left dead on the side of a dark, rainy Cross Bronx Expressway.
“He shouted (explosive) Chinese. I’m going to kill you two or three times,” the victim said.
In this exclusive interview from Eyewitness News, the 28-year-old victim says he rear end ended up in a black Honda Fit Monday night in the Bronx.
It pulled over. But the same had a Mercedes minicar, which had no license plate.
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Out of the two vehicles, he says about 10 people came out, surrounded his car and saw how the suspect hit him as if it were a sport.
His eye, his ear, his neck, chest and hip were bruised and sore and he was hospitalized for two days.
The assailant slammed his window in the driver’s side and peeled the window back, slamming his face through it and trying to pull him out.
Then he broke in through the passenger side.
The victim was cornered like a wounded animal for a full seven minutes, he was on the phone with 911.
He was beaten and kicked relentlessly. The victim says he can not get out of his head, the thick sole boots smashing into his face.
“If there is no hatred, why do you treat me like that?” he said. “I’m not the first generation of immigrants. I’m not the first generation. I’m like the second or third. I’m young, but I’m still treated that way.”
Police have not categorized this as a hate crime, but the victim believes it was. He is not alone.
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“It’s a pretty vicious hate crime. He was not seen as American enough that night,” Congressman Grace Meng said. “This guy used racial nonsense while beating the victim, so I really hope they take this seriously.”
The victim says police officers happened to be at the scene when the suspect was on his hood and kicked in the windshield.
If they had not passed by, he thinks he would be dead.
The suspect drove off. Police have not arrested.
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