Elderly Hispanic man bashed with brick, told 'go back to your country'

  • Elderly Hispanic man bashed with brick, told 'go back to your country'

Elderly Hispanic man bashed with brick, told 'go back to your country'

In a shocking act of violence, five people, one of whom was armed with a brick, reportedly beat a 92-year-old man.

Rodolfo Rodriguez was taking his regular walk around his neighborhood on Independence Day when he was attacked. The girl's mother reacted by pushing the man to the ground and hitting his face with a brick.

One witness told the station she heard the woman say, "Go back to your country, why are you here (other) bad things", to Rodriguez.

"She was yelling at him, 'Go back to your country, ' or 'Go back to Mexico, '" Borjas said, via The Los Angeles Times. The witness said for some reason that upset the woman and that's when it started.

"She just tossed him to the floor and she started beating him", the translator said.

Soon after, three or four men joined her and began to kick and hit Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, who doesn't understand English and is a legal USA resident, said he doesn't understand why the mob attacked him.

"We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed", he told KTLA. "There was what appears to be a four-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing". "We can't have these kind of people ... out in the streets".

Borjas posted a video of the aftermath of the attack on Facebook, which shows the elderly man in a Los Angeles Dodgers cap sitting on grassy ground with blood streaming down the side of his face. The woman is likely to be identified first, as Borjas took a photo of her before she left the crime scene.

"There's no words to explain it", adds his grandson, who's launched a GoFundMe page to help pay for his grandfather's medical bills; more than $180,000 has been raised so far. The GoFundMe describes the attacker as an African-American lady and five other guys.

Rodriguez, a legal U.S. resident, suffered broken ribs, a battered face, including a broken cheekbone, and bruises all over his body, his family said. The description is listed in English and in Spanish.