"I was very disappointed," he said. "I moved here nine years ago to open my store, and try my best."
He said in his nine years he has only ever experienced one bout of racism, when — somewhat ironically — someone told him to go back to China, and when he said he wasn't Chinese, to go back to Korea.
The shop has been closed to walk-ins because of COVID-19; but the owner and his three employees come in on different days and hours to handle online orders and shipments.
He does not have a camera outside his store, as he has never had the need for one, so did not catch the culprit on film. He did however order one on Tuesday.
Police in the city are still on the hunt for Lena Hernandez AKA "Torrance Karen", a 56-year-old woman who was involved in at least two spectacularly racist outbursts against Asian people caught on camera.