TORRANCE (CBSLA) — A woman was caught on video unleashing a racist tirade towards another woman exercising on concrete stairs at a Torrance park this week.
The confrontation happened just after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Park in Torrance, according to a Facebook post that included three videos. One 34-second video showed the woman going up, then back down the stairs in close proximity to another woman who was using the stairs to exercise.
The exercising woman has asked to be identified only as Sherry. In the aforementioned video, Sherry had said, "Jesus," as the other woman nearly bumped her as she came down the steps.
Another video showed the woman — dressed in a fisherman's hat, a face mask under her chin, a blue print top and blue shorts— yelling at Sherry for apparently taking up the stairs.
"You don't play games here anymore, OK? Next time you ever talk to me like that, you're gonna get your ass kicked by my family. They're gonna f— you up!" the woman says off camera.
Sherry then picks up her phone to turn the camera on the unidentified woman.
"Get the f—- out of this world, get the f—- out of this state. Go back to whatever f—- Asian country you belong in," she says in the video. "This is not your place. This is not your home. We do not want you here."
She then challenged Sherry to put the video on Facebook: "I hope you do."
The woman continued her tirade, calling Sherry an "ignorant teenager" and further excoriates her for wearing black in the apparently warm weather.
Kayceelyn Salminao, another Torrance resident, said that she was a previous victim of the woman seen ranting in the video.
"I jumped and screamed and said to my husband, 'This is the lady that attacked me back in October,'" Salminao said of discovering the video on Facebook.
Salminao said she was at the Del Amo mall in October when she heard this woman berating and cursing at a janitor in the restroom for no reason.
She says she told the woman to stop, and the altercation turned physical.
"She comes out and physically shoves me to the ground. I literally fall to the ground, and she points at me and says, 'You better not get up or else,'" Salminao said. "As she grabs my hair, she pushes my head down and she started to hit me on the back of my head. She's saying all of those really mean words just like the video."
She said her husband came in and got the older woman off of her.
"I remember when she was walking down the hallway and she was like, 'You guys are all going to get it, you guys are all going to f'ing get it,'" Salminao told CBS2/KCAL9.
After the incident, Salminao filed a police report, but she never heard back from investigators. On Thursday, Torrance Police spoke with Salminao about her case and Mayor Patrick Furey said the department is also looking into this incident at Wilson Park.
"I'm angry now," Salminao said. "Where's the justice in this? She physically attacked me. She verbally attacked someone else. Who else has she done this to?"
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