WEST MIAMI-DADE -
Surveillance video shows a man being viciously attacked with
an aluminum bat at a West Miami-Dade condominium complex and
the victim, his son and Miami-Dade Police are all appealing
for the public's help in this case.
Kevin Pang tells
CBS4's Peter D'Oench that he is horrified by the assault on
his 62-year-old father KIn Pang. The video shows what
happened around 1030 at night on August 6th as Kin Pang was
returning to his condominium and had just parked his car.
"It's horrible," said Kevin Pang. "He didn't take anything
from him. Pictures show it looks like a deliberate act. It
was an all our assault."
Pang said, "My Dad was coming home from work about that time
and he was assaulted from behind with a metal bat by
somebody coming into this community."
The surveillance tape
shows a man striking Pang and knocking him to the ground and
then apparently hitting a few more times as he lay on the
ground. Kevin Pang released photos as well to CBS4 that show
his father with a broken arm and cuts and bruises to his
head and shoulders.
The surveillance tape also shows a vehicle circling around
the parking lot at the Century Parc Complex on West Flagler
Street and 88th Avenue and then parking.
Kin Pang works as a chef at a restaurant on Brickell Avenue
In Spanish, he told D'Oench, "I feel very nervous. This is
very difficult. When I got home, they attacked me and I got
hurt. I am tired."
His son said, "What hurts me the most is my father is a good
person. He didn't have problems with anybody at work or
anybody else in the community. It was just someone who
wanted to hurt him."
He says has no idea why someone would want to hurt his
"Do you think this was a hate crime?" He was asked.
"Possibly," said the son.
He also had a warning.
"Be careful of your surroundings," he said. "It's
unfortunate that we live in this world that there are people
looking for trouble and they just want to hurt other
Miami-Dade Police said they could not say if this was a hate
They say they are still working the case and still
canvassing the neighborhood. They say they have limited
leads and the motive is not clear.
They also do not have a description to release of the
attacker or a vehicle that might have been used.