'Racist' woman 'battered Mexican man, 92, with concrete block'

10 July, 2018, 19:38 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Authorities search for suspects in brutal beating of 92-year-old man

"I tried to help him, but the lady said, 'If you come over here I'll hit your auto with the same brick, ' " recounted Borjas, who had attempted to pull over and rescue Rodriguez. Here's what you need to know.

He was confronted by a woman with a child by her side after allegedly bumping into the young girl, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials confirmed.

Rodolfo Rodriguez, a Mexican national who was visiting family, said he was attacked as he was taking a walk on the Fourth of July.

Authorities are hunting for several suspects after a 92-year-old grandfather was beaten with a brick on July 4 and told to "go back to your country, ' reports said".

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.

He was left severely bloodied and unable to walk, with bruised ribs, a broken cheek bone, a battered face and head injuries, his family said.

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Erik Mendoza, the grandson of Rodriguez, set up a GoFundMe for Rodriguez following the attack. The Spanish description includes more information, saying that the man has lost vision in his right eye. Though the initial goal for the GoFundMe was $15,000, the campaign has already surpassed $43,000 and is trending on the site. A witness describes hearing the woman say "go back to your country, go back to Mexico" as she repeatedly struck Rodriguez in the head with a concrete block. Rodriguez is a legal United States resident, according to Independent.

The other suspects were said to be four black men between the ages of 20 and 30.

"If it wasn't for that lady that helped him, she would've probably killed him", the translator said.

"I'm just overwhelmed how anybody can do this to a human being at all", Mendoza told KCBS-TV. "She see me in my vehicle and walking to me and she told me, 'Oh, what are you doing?"

A woman told CBS Los Angeles a witness said the attackers also began yelling racial slurs. There are no current leads on the three or four male suspects who beat Rodriguez.

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