Street Vendor Selling Corn and Raspados Suffers Violent Attack by 4 Women in Lynwood – NBC Los Angeles

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A street vendor who was selling corn and raspados was brutally attacked by four women on the corner of Oakwood Avenue and State Street in Lynwood, close to Plaza México.

The city spoke out on this case and the community has come out to help her.
Through tears, Marilaura López, who sells corn and raspados, said she felt the fear of never seeing her children again.

Lucky to be alive, but afraid to live, this is how López feels, after being brutally attacked and robbed on Sunday in Lynwood while working.

According to the University of Southern California Annenberg, Los Angeles County police reported a 336% increase in the past decade in assault and robbery cases against street vendors.

“It was a moment of frustration and fear that I do not wish on anyone, it is a humiliation to hear that they are laughing at how they are beating you, it is very ugly,” said López.

López assures that four women got out of a gray car without license plates, which she managed to take a photo of.

“They were four very young brown people, I estimate them to be between 16 and 20 years old,” López said.

According to López, the young women approached her as if to buy a raspado, but that’s when the assault began.

“One woman approached me from one side and another from the other, and they grabbed my hands to take away the bag where I carry my money,” said López.

She was robbed more than $200, it was her whole sales for the day, and that day she had received a lot of tips.

“When I grabbed the bag tightly with both hands, I started screaming, and I started yelling for help,” said López.

“There was a moment when I did fear for my life… so many attacks came to my mind, and I thought they weren’t going to stop the blows.”

Until a man came out of his house and shouted at them, that’s when the women fled.

“If someone saw, or someone recognizes the car that is circulating right now on social platforms, call the police. This is not okay, and it’s happening around Los Angeles,” said Marisela Santana, mayor of the city of Lynwood.

The strong blow she received on her head caused her to end up in the hospital, and now the emotional impact is indelible.

“I cannot sleep. I close my eyes and I start to feel that anxiety attack, panic. I feel like I’m even afraid to go out on the street because I feel like I’m going to find them, “López said.

“We [street vendors] live from day to day sales. We live with the profit of each day. We are putting it together, and the truth is that arriving home empty-handed was very hard,” López added.

Therefore, to support her, the community has organized a fundraiser this Sunday beginning at 11 in the morning at 3127 Oakwood Avenue in Lynwood.

“You can donate money, you can donate food, or you can come that same day and buy food or give a donation directly to Marilaura, since she will be at the event,” said Audriey Casas, a teacher at Lynwood High School who is coordinating the fundraiser.

According to the University of Southern California Annenberg, Los Angeles County police reported a 336% increase in the past decade in assault and robbery cases against street vendors. The attacks increased from 38 to 166 crimes a year.



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