A Hmong couple relives a horrific attack after four men beat and then robbed them at gunpoint in front of their home. (KFSN)
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --A Hmong couple relives a horrific attack after four men beat and then robbed them at gunpoint in front of their home. The two were just coming back home after a night of doing volunteer work.
Four days after being brutally attacked the bruises on Lou Xiong's body aren't fading. And neither is the psychological terror she's feeling.
"Wherever I go--if I go to the store-- everyone I look at, it seems like they are the attacker, every car I see, it seems like the car used in the attack."
The couple had returned home after a meeting with the United Hmong Council. They were getting ready to leave the car when several men ambushed them and demanded cash.
Teng Xiong, who was also robbed at gunpoint, said, "I told them I didn't have any money, I'm sorry I didn't have any money. And he pointed a gun at me and tugged at me. These are my pants, they are ripped."
One of the men made off with $250 from Teng's wallet. Meanwhile on the other side of the car his wife was struggling to fend off two more attackers.
"They pushed me down, they stepped on my shoulder. I had pain in my shoulder, my neck, I have bruises from the strangulation of the purse strap," said Lou.
The Xiong's said what prompted the attack still puzzles them. They didn't recognize the suspects but believe they followed them home from miles away.
"I didn't think this could happen to me because I'm not a bad person. The people who did this-- they are bad," said Teng.
The family is thankful to be alive but more concentrated on spreading the word to watch out for surroundings.
"Anything can happen, it happened to me, I was thinking what would I do. What would have happened if they shot him that night," said Lou.
The couple said the suspects also fired a shot towards them as they drove off.
The vehicle is a white compact car.
No arrests have been made.
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