Who is Patrick Mateo?
Patrick Mateo is the suspect who attacked actress and television show host Olivia Munn’s friend’s mom, following which armchair sleuths rose to the occasion. Mateo was arrested and charged with assault and harassment. Munn thanked the internet for their help in tracking down the attacker.
The 40-year-old actress had asked the Internet for their help in tracking Mateo, who was taken into custody after a video emerged of a suspect violently shoving a 52-year-old Asian woman to the ground on a New York City street.
“This is the guy you guys helped @nypd find and arrest,’ Munn penned on Twitter along with a video of the incident. ‘This is him attacking my friend’s mom who is a petite 5-foot-3 Chinese woman. F**k this guy,’ she added. ‘The internet is undefeated. Thank you, thank you, thank you,” the tweet said.
How old is Patrick Mateo?
Patrick Mateo is 47 years old as of 2021.
Patrick Mateo Queens, NY
Patrick Mateo, who belongs to Queens, New York, was picked up by the New York Police Department on Thursday and charged with assault and harassment, according to TMZ. Cops say they responded to a 911 call Tuesday for an assault outside a bakery on Roosevelt Avenue.
The video shows Mateo throw an item at the woman outside New Flushing Bakery, located at 135-45 Roosevelt Ave., a major thoroughfare, at around 2 p.m. He then grabbed the woman, the Chinese mother of Munn’s friend, with both hands and pushed her a few steps backward.
He then aggressively flung her to the ground, following which he turned around and walked away. Police said the victim suffered minor head injuries and was transferred to Booth Hospital by EMS. The woman’s daughter, Maggie Kayla Cheng, in a post on Facebook, said her mom was pushed ‘with such force that she hit her head on the concrete and passed out on the floor,’ according to Daily Mail.
This is the guy you guys helped @nypd find and arrest. This is him attacking my friend’s mom who is a petite 5-foot-3 Chinese woman.
— O M (@oliviamunn) February 18, 2021
Patrick Mateo Flushing Queens, NY
Munn used social media to shine a bright light on the case.”My friend´s mom is a 5´3′ 50+ Chinese woman and she was attacked,’ Munn wrote adding: ‘She left the hospital with 10 stitches in her head. We’re gonna find this guy. Queens, Internet, please… do your s**t.”
The woman hit her head against an object and passed out on the pavement. She was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Queens where she had about 10 stitches to close the gash down her forehead. “She’s glad she’s still alive,” the son said of his mother. “She’s happy that she came out with a pretty gnarly injury but not enough to the point where it’s disabling her.”
Patrick Mateo Arrested
Mateo has been arrested. There were no charges against Mateo indicating that the crime was racially motivated. The victim’s daughter had claimed online that Mateo had used racial slurs leading up to the incident.
Munn’s tweet immediately went viral. New York Police Department detectives were able to locate Mateo, who lives a few blocks from the bakery in Flushing where he attacked Cheng’s mother.
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Mateo is not facing hate-crime charges because there is no evidence that he made any anti-Asian statements when he assaulted the Chinese woman in Flushing. His social media have not been found yet.