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