Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

92-year-old man beaten with a brick in Los Angeles

92-year-old man beaten with a brick in Los Angeles

Rodolfo Rodriguez was reportedly doing his routine walk when he accidentally bumped into a young girl on the sidewalk, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Rodriguez was released from the hospital Thursday.

Rodriguez travels to the US yearly from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit his family in Willowbrook, grandson Erik Mendoza told CNN, which reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was seeking up to five suspects - the woman and three or four men - as of Monday night. For an unknown reason (his family has suggested that she was upset he walked into her), the woman began to beat Rodriguez with a brick. Newsweek has reached out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for more information but did not hear back in time for publication.

Misbel Borjas, Rodriguez's neighbor, said she was the witness involved.

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"I just passed her and she pushed me and she hit me until she was done", he said, adding that he was walking to a nearby park when the assault took place. Rodriguez is a legal USA resident, according to Independent.

"When I take the picture, she said, 'Oh, he tried to touch my girl, '" the woman identified as Catherine told CBS Los Angeles.

Rodriguez's family told KTLA-TV that he was unable to walk after the attack and suffered bruised ribs, a broken cheekbone, a battered face and head injuries.

A video, shot by a witness who called 911, became national news It also started trending in Mexico, where Rodriguez is originally from. Mendoza told the station. "He's 92 years of age. What kind of threat does he pose to you, for you to do this to him?"

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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 witness spoke to KCBS in L.A. and said she asked the woman why she attacked the man. Sheriff's Det. Carlos Cueva said no one had been apprehended as of Monday evening.

A GoFundMe account set up of for Rodriguez raised more than $30,000 of its $15,000 goal to help the grandfather cover medical costs. Police are now looking for a female suspect and three to four males.

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