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Ann Arbor restaurant owner back to work after beating; 2 teens charged as adults

Yong Kim attacked outside Mary's Fabulous Chicken and Fish

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Their court appearance was brief, but 16-year-old Carmichael Chavis and 15-year-old Antonio Young appeared before a judge Thursday in shackles.

The teens are charged as adults in the beating and robbery of Ann Arbor restaurant owner Yong Kim.

Kim, 74, was attacked Aug. 26 as he left for the night at Mary's Fabulous Chicken and Fish. His wallet was stolen from him and he was hit so hard his eyes swelled shut. He needed stitches on his head, but said he isn't afraid to go back to work.

"What for? It's just unfortunate that I had trouble," he said.

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Chavis and Young are charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and assault with intent to rob while armed. At the hearing, Chavis was given a court-appointed attorney. Young was ordered to undergo a competency exam.

"Very sad. Two young people. How they learn such bad behavior?" Kim said.

Loyal customers have welcomed Kim back with lots of business and kind words.

"Yes, this is my place," Kim said.

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