Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Group beats 92-year-old man with brick and spews racist slurs

‘Go back to your own country.’ 92-year-old man beaten with a brick, L.A. cops say | The Sacramento Bee 92-year-old man beaten with brick, attacked by 5 people while walking in neighborhood: Police
Jeannette Daniel | 10 July, 2018, 16:15

Rodriguez suffered broken ribs and a broken cheekbone, and has bruises all over his body, reported KNBC.

The man's grandson, Erik Mendoza, told KCBS his grandfather doesn't speak English and had no idea why he was being attacked. A video was taken by a witness showing a woman who appears to be African American with a brick in her hand.

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, told KTLA-TV on Saturday that he was taking a walk around his neighborhood on July 4 when he accidentally bumped into a little girl walking with her mother as he was trying to get around them.

The eyewitness said she called the police and asked the mother why she attacked the man, and was told by the mother that Rodriguez had tried to touch her daughter.

The woman then picked up a brick and started beating Rodriguez with it.

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A neighbor who witnessed the attack was able to photograph the brick-wielding woman and provide it to investigators.

The GoFundMe page for Rodriguez has already doubled its original goal of $15,000. "He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone".

"Go back to your country, why are you here?" the girl's mother yelled at the Mexico native, according to a neighbor who snapped a picture of the unhinged woman from her auto. Rodriguez is a legal USA resident, according to Independent. The footage also shows a large puddle of blood on the concrete block next to him. The witness told the station that the female attacker told Rodriguez, who is a legal resident of the USA, to go back to his country.

"I can't walk anymore", Rodriguez said in Spanish. "He's 92 years of age". Mendoza told the station. "There's no harm that he meant for you to treat him the way you did".

Sheriff's officials say they are searching for four or five suspects in the case but have not issued suspect descriptions other than to say one is a woman seen in cellphone video of the incident, and the others are men. "That's why we're still in shock, as you can see he's badly injured". There are no current leads on the three or four male suspects who beat Rodriguez.

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