A woman knocked down then beat a 92-year-old man in the face with a brick after the senior citizen – a legal U.S. resident – accidentally bumped into a toddler. Rodolfo Rodriguez was taking his regular walk around his neighborhood on Independence Day when he was attacked.
Four men, according to the Sacramento Bee, joined the toddler’s mother in the assault, repeatedly kicking him.
“Go back to your country, why are you here, bad things,” one witness says they heard the mother tell Rodriguez, according to KCBS.
Rodriguez suffered a broken cheekbone, several broken ribs, and is bruised all over his body. He does not speak English and his family says he does not understand why he was attacked.
“We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed,” Los Angeles sheriff’s investigator Deputy D’Angelo Robinson told KTLA. “There was what appears to be a 4-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing. We can’t have these kind of people like that out in the streets.”
Police have not yet arrested anyone.
A GoFundMe page has been started to help Rodriguez with his medical expenses.