Racist attack leaves Houston beauty store owner with broken nose

According to Cerota, store owner Jung Kim asked five customers, two of which were identified…

According to Cerota, store owner Jung Kim asked five customers, two of which were identified by Houston police as Keaundra Young and Daquiesha Williams, to leave her store after they knocked over several wig displays.

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Surveillance captured the women returning and once again, knocking over the displays. The incident escalated quickly, with Kim suffering at least eight punches, including one to the face, that left her bloodied and bruised with a broken nose that will require surgery.

“They started saying something like some racial words like, ‘Asian people shouldn’t be in the Black market,’” said Sung Jun Lee, the victim’s son, as reported by Cerota. “We’re stealing their money.”

Lee was present at the time of the incident, and said the women scratched his face when he tried to help his mother. He and his father were also nearly ran over by their vehicle in the parking lot.

“We never thought this would happen to us,” he said, as reported by Cerota. He added that being referred to as “You little Asian girl” is something his mother will never forget.


Williams has been charged with assault and Young has been charged with aggravated assault.