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VIDEO: New York sushi restaurant owner comes out of coma after brutal attack from customer who fled expensive bill

Albany based Shogun Sushi owner Su Wen was attacked on May 29 by a customer who allegedly tried to flee after eating a $425 meal

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June 24, 2024 9:53am

Updated: June 25, 2024 12:31am

The owner of a sushi restaurant in Albany, New York, is recovering from a coma after the brutal attack he suffered outside his business last month.

Su Wen, owner and chef of Shogun Sushi, woke up from a nearly two-week coma after being assaulted on May 29 by a customer who allegedly tried to flee without paying after consuming a $425 meal, local NBC news affiliate WNYT reported.

A security camera showed the moment in which some employees tried to stop the man, who began to hit them.

Su Wen, whose family did not reveal his last name for fear of retaliation from the attacker, appeared on the scene and ended up receiving a blow that caused him to fall to the ground and become unconscious.

He was then rushed to a local hospital, where doctors had to temporarily remove part of his skull, said Ray Ren, one of his restaurant's managers.

As a result, a GoFundMe campaign was created with the goal of helping the family with Su Wen's medical bills.

“I was told by the manager of Shogun yesterday that his wife had to quit her job to tend to her husband. This whole thing is sickening. PLEASE HELP. All the money will go directly to the family. Please share this GoFundMe and any donation will be helpful. Thank you.”

A few hours after the attack, Lucas Healey, 42, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery with a hate crime, third-degree assault, theft of services and two drug charges for possession of cocaine, police said.

Su Wen still cannot eat on his own and will likely remain in the hospital until his skull heals, Ren said.

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Marielbis Rojas

Marielbis Rojas is a Venezuelan journalist and communications professional with a degree in Social Communication from UCAB. She is a news reporter for ADN America.