Indiana restaurant owner describes how his wife was taken hostage

Indiana restaurant owner describes how his wife was taken hostage

Richard Wen and his wife Winnie were being planning to open their cafe Monday early morning when a person with a gun walked by means of their entrance door.

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — As Richard Wen and his spouse Winnie well prepared to open Onion’s Restaurant and Tea House Monday early morning, a man Indiana law enforcement identified as Cherok Douglass walked in their front door with a gun. 

Richard described the gentleman walking in and demanding keys to the motor vehicle whilst grabbing Winnie and holding a gun to her head.

Richard said they went to the parking large amount. He explained Douglass bought in a car and – with Winnie standing at the open up car door – he sped into reverse, dragging her and breaking her ribs.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls said Douglass tried to operate in excess of the officers, at which time they shot at him.

In the meantime, Richard ran to seize his wife of 40 decades and pull her to safety. 

“We did not say something,” Richard explained. “Only me talking, ‘hold on it can be alright, it can be all right.’… I explained, ‘it’s ok, it can be okay, it really is ok. Let us go.'” 

Later on, Richard recalled conversing to his spouse about the circumstance, thinking why she didn’t yell for him. “She just mentioned, you know why, I just want to secure you. That is the fact, that designed me really feel,” Richard explained. He then misplaced himself in assumed.

Words can not explain it. 

At the time a younger couple, Winnie and Richard married in Taiwan right before chasing the American desire. He stated they worked challenging to save for retirement, and now they could reduce it all.

“She isn’t going to have health and fitness insurance coverage,” Richard claimed.

With Winnie nonetheless in the healthcare facility, Richard fears the payments will be far too significantly for them to afford to pay for. 

Their family produced a gofundme webpage with a setting up purpose of $30,000. By Wednesday night time, they ended up two-thirds of the way there.

For now, Richard’s thanking God his wife is nonetheless alive and wondering what to do upcoming.

“I even consider I want to shut the restaurant,” he reported, standing in the just about vacant parking great deal. “But I continue to have a few additional many years maybe.”

He claims he requirements time. So, the restaurant will be closed for the close to upcoming, maybe a 7 days, till he’s able to come again and provide the group that’s appear to enjoy them.

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