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Offbeat Grandfather, 92, beaten with brick and told to 'go back to your country,' reports say

02:51  11 july  2018
02:51  11 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Authorities search for suspects in brutal beating of 92-year-old man

  Authorities search for suspects in brutal beating of 92-year-old man Authorities are searching for multiple suspects following an attack on a 92-year-old man in South Los Angeles last week. Rodolfo Rodriguez had gone out for his daily walk in Willowbrook about 7 p.m. July 4 when he was assaulted, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up by Rodriguez’s family. Rodriguez has a broken cheekbone and bruises on his face. His family told KTLA that a woman confronted Rodriguez after he reportedly bumped into a little girl who was with her. Rodriguez was then struck from behind and “as he fell on the ground, he blacked out,” according to Det. Matt Luna, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92 , was beaten in the face with a break and stomped on during an attack on July 4. (FOX11). “[They said ] ‘ Go back to your country , why are you here?’

Misbel Borjas told BuzzFeed News she saw the attack and heard the assailants shouting for Rodriguez to " go back " to Mexico. Mendoza said his grandfather doesn't speak English, so he never understood why he was being hit. "He's a 92 -year-old man," Mendoza said .

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, was beaten in the face with a break and stomped on during an attack on July 4. © Provided by Fox News Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, was beaten in the face with a break and stomped on during an attack on July 4.

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.

Rodolfo Rodriguez was visiting Los Angeles, Calif. from Mexico on July 4 when he was hit several times in the face with a brick and stomped on, leaving him with two broken ribs, a broken cheekbone and bruising throughout his body, FOX11 reported.

The incident began when Rodriguez accidentally bumped into a woman’s child while walking down the street, Rodriguez’s grandson Erik Mendoza told FOX11.

91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to your own country'

  91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to your own country' Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez's face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk on the Fourth of July. "I can't walk anymore," Rodriguez said in Spanish. "I'm in so much pain." He'll be turning 92 in September, Rodriguez said, and he's never been hurt like this before, in a life working the fields with cattle and corn. He had traveled from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit his family in Willowbrook, California, a city in Los Angeles County, his grandson Erik Mendoza said.

He’ll be turning 92 in September, Rodriguez said , and he’s never been hurt like this before, in a life working the fields with cattle and corn. "I heard her saying , go back to your country , go back to Mexico," she told CNN by phone.

Man, 92 , Allegedly Beaten With a Brick & Told ' Go Back to Mexico' by a Mom in Front of Her Child. “I heard her saying ‘ Go back to your country , Go back to Mexico,’” she said . “On July 4th at around 7pm, my grandfather Rodolfo Rodriguez whose [sic] 92 years of age was going for his

“And when he turned his back they just tossed him on the floor and she started hitting him, and then she grabbed a brick and started hitting him with the brick, and then out of nowhere he saw three to four other guys just come rushing and just start stomping on him,” Mendoza said his grandfather told him.

A witness began recording the incident involving Rodriguez and a woman and four men. She intervened in an attempt to stop the attack.

A woman told CBS Los Angeles a witness said the attackers also began yelling racial slurs.

“When I take the picture, she said, ‘Oh, he tried to touch my girl.’ I saw everything, this is a lie. And when the guys came, they hit him in the face, his body, everything,” the woman told the news site.

“[They said] ‘Go back to your country, why are you here?’ Bad things,” she said, quoting the witness.

Rodriguez was taken to the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

“I’m just overwhelmed how anybody can do this to a human being at all,” Mendoza said. “He’s 92 years of age. There’s no harm that he meant for you to treat him the way you did.”

Police have made no arrests as of Tuesday. They believe Rodriguez was attacked from behind.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page for Rodriguez as he recovers in the hospital.

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