92-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico'

Pauline Gross
July 11, 2018

His family tells KTLA Rodriguez was left bloodied and unable to walk with head injuries, bruised ribs and a broken cheek bone. At one point, he says, the woman ran up to a group of men nearby and told them Rodriguez was trying to take her daughter away from her - so the men joined her and started kicking him as he lay bleeding on the sidewalk, Rodriguez said.

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

The alleged victim, who was visiting his family in the US from his home in Mexico, spoke to local reporters through his grandson, Erik Mendoza, who served as a translator. The drive had raised more than $25,000 of its original $15,000 goal by Sunday morning.

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, is seen in a Los Angeles hospital after sustaining a broken cheekbone and bruising in a beating on July 4, 2018, by unknown assailants in the Willowbrook neighborhood. "He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone", the grandson wrote. Borjas said she also came under attack after she tried helping her friend and claims the mother "tried to hit me with the same rock like hit him".

'Who would do this to anybody?' Mendoza told via KCBS. 'A 92-year-old senior citizen, what can he do to anybody?

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"I heard her saying, go back to your country, go back to Mexico", she told CNN by phone. His family said the woman was upset that he had accidentally bumped into the child.

Told Los Angeles sheriff's Deputy D'Angelo Robinson, 'We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed'.

The mother of the toddler pushed Rodriguez to the ground and began hitting him with a brick, KTLA-TV reported. "What kind of harm can he mean to anyone?"

Family members have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for Rodriguez's treatment and recovery. "That's why we're still in shock, as you can see he's badly injured".

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". There are no current leads on the three or four male suspects who beat Rodriguez.

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