‘San Francisco is deteriorating’: Asian American sufferer considers transferring out of state after brutal assault on his lunch break

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – We hear of another attack on an Asian American in San Francisco. The East Bay victim, who was at work in the financial district on his lunch break, speaks up saying the violence needs to stop and he no longer feels safe going to San Francisco.

Police confirmed late Tuesday that they had arrested 32-year-old Jorge Davis Milton in connection with the attack and another case in which someone was stabbed in the face in the San Francisco mission district. Milton has no home address and has been charged with multiple criminal offenses.

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“Somebody pushed me from the back and started beating me and I am losing consciousness. When I wake up, I am bloody,” said 59-year-old Danilo Yu Chang, whose eyes are bruised and swollen after being attacked. Chang describes what happened near 3rd Street and Market Streets in San Francisco.

“I have two black eyes, but my vision has returned to the right, but the left is still … I cannot see from the left,” says Chang, who further told us, “They didn’t take anything, everything is with me, I have not lost anything. “

While Chang believes he was targeted as a Chinese Filipino male, police say that “there is nothing to suggest that the incident was bias motivated,” and tell us that the suspect was also involved in the incident.

The attack on Market Street happened Monday afternoon and was the first day Chang, a travel agent that commuted from out of town, was back at work since the pandemic began.

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Chang says he now fears San Francisco and will try to move in with his family in Indiana or Nevada.

“San Francisco is just getting worse, old San Francisco is gone, everything is gone, and it’s a dangerous place to go for a walk, it’s no longer safe,” says Chang.

There’s a GoFundMe that Chang can use to pay for medical expenses. Here you can make a contribution.

San Francisco police say the two incidents began around 1:30 p.m. Monday when officers on 16th and Mission Streets responded with a knife stab. They found a 64-year-old man who suffered from a wound on his cheek. Police say he was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The officials eventually found that the “suspect cut the victim’s face with a knife and threw him to the ground.”

The suspect then fled to the 16th and Mission BART station.

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About 30 minutes later, police said a 59-year-old Vallejo resident was walking on Market Street’s 600 block when he was attacked.

That victim was Danilo Yu Chang.

Chang suffered head injuries and did not know what had happened to him. A witness told officers that the suspect ran up to the victim and hit him several times in the head, causing him to fall to the ground where he lay motionless.

Police say the suspect escaped the scene on a Muni bus.

“Using images captured on surveillance videos and descriptions from witnesses, SFPD investigators found that the same suspect was responsible for both unprovoked attacks,” a police statement said.

Crime alert bulletins were distributed to the police.

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The next morning, Tuesday morning at around 9:30 a.m., officers found a man who matched the suspect’s description.

Police say “the officers have arrested the subject and, during an investigation, developed a likely reason for arresting him for both of these incidents.”

Jorge Devis-Milton, 32, was arrested on the following charges:

16. / Mission streets:

  • Attack with a deadly weapon other than a firearm
  • Intensified attack likely to cause major bodily harm
  • Heightened chaos
  • Battery that causes serious injury

600 block of Market Street:

  • Battery that causes serious injury
  • Intensified attack likely to cause major bodily harm

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