Update: The other side of the story


I had shared news about a Hmong man here in Oklahoma that was brutally beaten. Here is an update of the story from the other side.

After reading it couple of times, i just found it ridiculous. The story doesn’t fit and it doesn’t make sense. Even reading the comments that was said about the article, It was quite sad.

he owner of a dog that was run over says he felt threatened.
INJURED
Neng Yang: According to his daughter, he was hospitalized with shattered bones in his nose, cheek and ribs, along with a dislocated jaw. A police report indicates that a man who says he struck Yang thought he was in danger of being attacked and that Yang recalled only one blow, the Craig County sheriff says.
INJURED
Neng Yang: According to his daughter, he was hospitalized with shattered bones in his nose, cheek and ribs, along with a dislocated jaw. A police report indicates that a man who says he struck Yang thought he was in danger of being attacked and that Yang recalled only one blow, the Craig County sheriff says.

By JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Published: 3/8/2011 2:27 AM
Last Modified: 3/8/2011 7:13 AM
Originial Article

A Vinita man who fought with another man for running over his dog said Monday that he acted in self-defense.

The dog’s owner, Scott Osborn, 29, told the Tulsa World that the attack on Neng Yang after Yang ran over his dog last Tuesday was not as brutal as it appeared.

Osborn said Monday that he wanted to tell his side of the story and apologize to the Yang family.

Yang ran over Osborn’s dog while he was driving to a family farm and was then confronted by Osborn, said Yang’s daughter, Pashia Yang. The last thing her father remembered was Osborn yelling at him and hitting him in the head, she said.

Yang was hospitalized with shattered bones in his nose, cheek and ribs, along with a dislocated jaw, she said.

Craig County sheriff’s deputies plan to submit their report to the Craig County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether any charges should be filed, Sheriff Jimmie Sooter said Monday.

The report will indicate that Osborn thought he was in danger of being attacked and that Yang recalled only one blow, Sooter said.

A deputy’s report indicates that Yang swerved to miss other dogs in the roadway in front of Osborn’s home and that his vehicle went into the Osborns’ yard and struck his dog, Sooter said.

Osborn said that when the vehicle swerved into his yard and hit the dog, blood splattered on his 8-year-old son.

“My kid was covered in blood from the gift he got from Santa Claus,” he said.

Osborn said
he confronted Yang to get insurance information to pay for the dog but that Yang put his hands up as if he was going to hit him.

“When I hit him, he went flying and hit the door and hit the ground,” he said.

Osborn, who said he is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 280 pounds, said Yang’s hitting the door must have caused the broken ribs.

Osborn said he’s sorry for the assault but thought he was acting in self-defense.

“I feel sorry for the guy and the family,” he said. “It wasn’t intentionally done for that much damage, but it was done to defend myself. I didn’t know if he was intentionally trying to run my dog and kid over or what.”

Yang’s daughter said previously that Osborn had told her father “not to do anything stupid” when Yang left Osborn’s yard after the assault.

On Monday, Osborn offered an explanation for that comment. He said Yang had a gun in his truck – which Sooter confirmed – and that he thought Yang might go for his gun and shoot him as he walked back to his house with his child.

“We’re not bad people,” Osborn said. “It was a bad deal, but we’re not bad people.”