Minh Tam Thi Phan, 50, Accused of Violent Rock and Shoe Attack on Woman Owed $100k

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Don't make Minh Tam Thi Phan raise her shoe.

Or knock your brains out with a rock.

The San Diego County 50-year-old is scheduled to be arraigned in Westminster today on charges she tried to murder a woman she owed $100,000 by violently beating her with a rock and shoe.

Phan met a woman the Orange County District Attorney's office identifies as Catherine H. the afternoon of April 22 to repay the borrowed $100,000. Phan drove Catherine to a restaurant, saying the money was there, darted in to pick something up and then returned to the car.

During the subsequent drive, Phan pulled over into a residential area of Fountain Valley, got in the backseat with Catherine and locked the doors, according to police and prosecutors who say the suspect then pulled out a rock and repeatedly hit the passenger in the head with it.

Catherine managed to get out of the car and take off running, but she was allegedly pursued by Phan, who then started hitting the victim in the head with her shoe. Catherine suffered lacerations to her head and a broken tooth.

Witnesses watching all this unfold contacted the Fountain Valley Police Department. Phan is accused of getting back into the car, locking the doors, hitting herself in the head with the rock and pretending to have been knocked out cold. Arriving cops found the car keys on the ground, unlocked the door and arrested the would-be possum.

Phan made bail after originally being booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. But, upon further investigation, she was re-arrested Wednesday and charged with one felony count of premeditated attempted murder, one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one felony count of false imprisonment by violence and deceit with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury and personal use of a deadly weapon. Her bail was set at $1 million.

A conviction would set Phan up for a maximum sentence of 11 years to life in state prison.

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25 comments
Sdcaguy
Sdcaguy

She is a degenerate gambler (I know this for a FACT)! So is the one who lent her the money. They should just all hit each other with rocks!

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Most Asian women are well socialized but there's always that one in the crowd that didn't get the memo and wants to start WWIII for some reason.

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

Go to garden grove or westminister. Savages.massage parlors, trash, coffe shops where they allow illegal gambeling and smoking. Cops turn their cheek. Scummy people living in a scummy place. Theirs always drama going on with the Vietnamese community. Eithor someone is abusing their pets or eating them. Or some woman is chopping off her cousins dick. Or some little 4ft tall baby dick wanna be viet gangster is tagging a wall. Pure shithole

Buttercup
Buttercup

Didn't think this on through didya Phan? What a screw up, good thing she's bad at murder and of course playing Opossum.

James
James

 Sooo....the restaurant sells rocks? was it a large piece of rock? Or does she just carry around a rock everyday in case she needs to do a bashing. This situation sounds all too familiar...hahaha. Did she use child locks for those back seats? otherwise.....locking the back doors don't do much....jeez.....always about money.

Guest
Guest

Lending someone 100K, probably not a free one, must have something behind this story!

Tangas51
Tangas51

you must know them well.

Listnernews
Listnernews

Most Asian women works all the time or at home taking care of their kids. 

Buttercup
Buttercup

 Sorry, had a friend who only dated Asian women and they were ALL crazy...

Billgate
Billgate

 johnrose you must be a fucking-lossssser

Newtton
Newtton

 johnrose you must be a stupid motherfuker. your mouth is full of sh***t

CHS
CHS

Another argument against posting while on a three-day bender.

Boscodo
Boscodo

 you are a moth****f boy watch out for your mouth

Carmechandy
Carmechandy

 There must be other problem with this situation to lead to a person making a bad choice and or decision, you have to hear the other side of the story to condemned or accused Phan. May be she was threaten by the people she owed  money to and just too scare and that she doesn't have the money to repay , she just making stupid mistake.

Sdcaguy
Sdcaguy

Let's just say "yes I do..."

Newtton
Newtton

 fucking stereotype

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

"Three day bender"? Are you offended by the truth?

Johnrose75k88
Johnrose75k88

What are you? A fucking idiot "Im a moth**** boy. Watch out for my mouth". You must be Vietnamese with such poor use of english.

Buttercup
Buttercup

 What? She was originally charged with Assault with a deadly weapon....upon FURTHER investigation the police obviously spoke to her victim...and rearrested her and charged her with one felony count of premeditated attempted murder, one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one felony count of false imprisonment by violence and deceit with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury and personal use of a deadly weapon. Her bail was set at $1 million....SO...I'm thinking that NO, this was not a case of "Fear" or "Threats"...she wanted to "get rid" of a big old DEBT and she figured murder was the way out...pull your head out CARM.

Newtton
Newtton

 johnrose u r a stupid a**hole

Bill T.
Bill T.

John,

I can only hope that I would have equal integrity to step up to the bar and own my mistakes. Probably surprises you, not that I would make a mistake but that I would admit that I might.   ;-) 

Well played, sir.

Johnrose7588
Johnrose7588

Ya should have proof read before sending it. Good grammar lesson bill. Thankin you

Bill T.
Bill T.

"gambeling", "Theirs always", "Eithor", "cousins", 

try:"gambling", "There's always", "Either", "cousin's". Partial sentences, incorrect capitolization, suggests your correct usage in "their cheek", "their pets", is purely by accident (if not, feel free to explain why they are correct usages).

"Judge not lest ye be judged"?

Listnernews
Listnernews

Why did the lady sat in the back seat at first?  To lend someone 100K, they must of been some source or type of sharks.   

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