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After Brutal Attack, Founders of King Donuts Ask for Help with Medical Expenses

"...her teeth were punched back toward her throat"

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The founders of King Donuts were robbed and beaten outside their Rainier Beach doughnut shop, teriyaki restaurant, and laundromat on Friday. The Seattle Times reports that Chea Pol and Heng Hay were locking up the 28-year-old business around 7:15 p.m. when a man ran to Pol, snatched her purse, and punched her in the face between 10 and 15 times. Pol's daughter Channa Hay said her mother was hit "so hard her teeth were punched back toward her throat" and her jaw was dislocated. When Hay ran to help his wife, he was hit and thrown to sidewalk. In addition to Pol's purse, the suspect took cash, an iPad and iPhone, and jewelry.

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Heng and Pol and after the attack. Photo: King Donuts/Facebook

The couple was released from hospital over the weekend and are recovering at home.

Customers have rallied around the family, with some delivering flowers to the store the day after the attack. Family members are raising funds for medical expenses. Via Facebook:

We have a GoFundMe account to help raise money for their medical expenses. Anything helps. I am truly shocked by the outpouring love that we have received from everyone. Thank you so much for the love and support.

During the first day of a campaign, more than 300 people have funded nearly half of the $30,000 requested.

King Donuts and Teriyaki and Laundromat

9232 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 (206) 721-3103 Visit Website