Musician Lester Chambers to sue Hayward after attack onstage

August 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Famed Bay Area musician Lester Chambers plans to sue the City of Hayward after he was attacked while performing onstage.

Video from Fuse News captured the attack on the 73-year-old singer during last month's Hayward Blues Festival.

The woman jumped onstage moments after the musician dedicated a song to the family of Trayvon Martin.

Chambers and his lawyer talked about the attack on KGO Radio.

"What puzzles me is, what did I start?" Chambers asked. "What I started to upset this woman, in this way and in this manner. "

Attorney John Burris added, "We hope that the criminal justice system works in an effective and efficient way and that she is convicted and properly punished."

Hayward police have arrested a suspect in the attack. 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter now faces felony elder abuse charges.

Chambers and his attorney want hate crime charges added.