A large group of teenagers ransacked a Chinese restaurant in Queens, New York the other night in a video now gone viral, with those affected by the wanton destruction lamenting the fact their city is falling apart by crime and that the criminal thugs who carried out the heinous acts will not face justice. The group of teens was still on the loose as of this writing.
A dramatic video that first went viral on WeChat before later appearing on Twitter captured the large group of suspects leaving the destroyed restaurant. Chairs, tables, and pretty much everything that could be thrown or overturned were all strewn chaotically around the small space.
It is being reported that there was no antecedent to the should-be hate crime; the group simply and swiftly entered, carried out their destructive goals, and left. All told, estimates of the total damage have come out to be about $20,000.
Take a look for yourself at the maddening decline of society:
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
“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,” the caption wrote. “We’ve fallen so low that there’s no expectation of consequences for this horrific attack on private property.”
As reported by a local New York City NBC affiliate, the shop must have been intentionally sought out because it was located deep within a mall at Fish Village in College Point, a part of Queens. The incident occurred with patrons inside.
The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday night at Fish Village in College Point, a restaurant on the third floor of a corner mall. Manager Tony Hu, who does not speak English, said through a translator that more than a dozen teens suddenly raced in and started making a mess, disrupting patrons as plates and glass shattered.
“The teens wore masks and hoodie sweatshirts as they stormed through the main dining area, leaving a broken window and around $20,000 in damages,” the report continued. It is said to have lasted for just over a minute, but understandably left patrons and employees alike rattled.
The New York Post interviewed several people close to the encounter, including one of the restaurant workers, speaking through a Mandarin translator, and the founder of Guardian Angels, a community-watch organization for the area.
“It was a bit frightening,” restaurant worker Tong Yi Hu said after the ordeal. “We have no idea what the cause was, and it was pretty nerve-wracking. It’s getting less and less safe.”
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa referred to the lawless group of thugs “a wolfpack” and promised that his group would provide an extra presence at the Chinese restaurant in the future.
“This was a wolfpack, a bunch of teenage thugs rampaging through the restaurant,” Silwa said. “Another Asian merchant gets treated like a speedbump. Your whole life is being put in front of you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
“Nothing is going to happen to [the criminals]. They will be charged as juveniles and be back out on the street. Their friends will see the video, and they will be treated as heroes in the ‘hood,” he added.
“This is College Point. This never used to happen in College Point,” Sliwa lamented. “The city is out of control.”
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