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Sarasota restaurant manager chases men, severely injured

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Yang Lu's mother owns "New Dynasty Chinese Buffet" on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota County. "I kind of blame myself for this because I was not there for him last night."Lu is torn up about what happened to restaurant manager, Tain Tian, who goes by Andrew on Sunday night.

An ambulance took Andrew to Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a violent incident in the parking lot next door. Witnesses say he chased three men who threw their check on the counter and bolted. Andrew chased the three people out of his restaurant, through the parking lot and into an adjacent business where co-workers found him severely wounded.

Sarasota deputies know two things for sure.  At some point the witnesses and the employees heard tires screeching and he has severe head trauma. He is out of surgery. But they aren't sure how he got hurt. Did someone hit Andrew? Did he fall? Or was he hit by a car?

Lu says it's no mystery to him. "He got jumped. He got beat up by them," he said. He says Andrew is a very responsible employee with a good sense of humor. His list of injuries is long. "His jaw was injured. His head, there's a clot through in his brain stem. So it's really bad," said Lu.

Sarasota deputies hope some distinctive features will help them find three men. They're Hispanic, in their 20's with short hair. One has a pierced lip and eyebrow; another has a rosary tattoo on his wrist and hand.

Lu has a plea: "Please. Please. Anybody knows any information. Help us find those three guys" he said.

The tab for their meal was less than $30.

 

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