Mexican Grandfather, 92, Beaten With Brick in LA: 'Go Back to Mexico'

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

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

"A 92-year-old senior citizen, what can he do to anybody?" Thinking he might have gone for his daily walk, Mendoza wandered around the Los Angeles neighborhood searching for him.

The elderly man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, was visiting from Mexico when a woman lashed out to beat and violently attacked him, according to witnesses. Rodriguez is now hospitalized for his injuries. They believe Rodriguez was attacked from behind.

Rodriguez, who doesn't understand English and is a legal United States resident, said he doesn't understand why the mob attacked him. Here's what you need to know. The woman confronted Rodriguez for allegedly bumping into the young girl before shoving him to the ground and attacking him with a brick, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials confirmed. "And when the guys came, they hit him in the face, his body, everything", the woman told the news site.

Borjas instead called 911 and took a picture of the woman, which she shared with police and put on social media.

His family said Rodriguez suffered broken ribs and a broken cheekbone.

Rodriguez does not speak English, and has not commented on the incident, though family members such as his grandson Erik Martinez have been outspoken about the brutal nature of the incident.

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"We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed", Deputy D'Angelo Robinson told KCBS.

Adding, 'There was what appears to be a 4-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing.

Meanwhile, around 8:30 p.m., Mendoza and his family had gathered outside to watch the Independence Day fireworks, but Rodriguez was nowhere to be seen. "He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone", the grandson wrote. "I heard her saying: 'Go back to your own country, go back to Mexico, '" she said. Rodriguez is a legal USA resident, according to Independent. Borjas saw the woman push the old man and hit him with a block of cement, reported Los Angeles Times. Mendoza told the outlet. "How can you hurt a 92-year-old man?"

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

"We just lost our son", she said in Spanish through tears, "and to see him like this was unbearable".

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