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Couple attacked in Honolulu faces $50K in medical costs

Couple attacked in Honolulu faces $50K in medical costs

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii visitors' assistance organization says a Japanese couple faces $50,000 in medical costs after they were assaulted in a public restroom at a Honolulu park.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the couple were attacked Monday at the Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park, leading to the Japanese consulate to issue a warning Tuesday for tourists to avoid public bathrooms in Kakaako.

The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii says the man was hit in the face after entering the restroom. His wife then entered the bathroom and was choked.

According to the consulate's warning, the couple came upon men injecting drugs. It says the attack left the couple with broken teeth.

Society President Jessica Lani Rich says the organization has offered to solicit donations to help pay for the medical bills.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

Updated : 2021-10-26 02:05 GMT+08:00