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

Woman arrested in brutal beating of grandfather who was told to 'go back to your country,' police say

  Woman arrested in brutal beating of grandfather who was told to 'go back to your country,' police say A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with the brutal assault of a 92-year-old grandfather who was beaten in the face with a brick and allegedly told to “go back to your country” in southern California on July 4, police said Wednesday. Laquisha Jones, 30, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Jones is accused of attacking Rodolfo Rodriguez, leaving him with two broken ribs, a broken cheekbone and bruising throughout his body.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the weapon -- a brick -- has not been located and officials are determining if there are other suspects involved.

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.

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  91-year-old man beaten with a brick asks God's forgiveness for his attacker The 91-year-old man who says he was beaten with a brick in Willowbrook, California, doesn't resent the woman who assaulted him, he told CNN affiliate KABC. "She did hurt me, but I cannot be an enemy and say I condemn her," Rodolfo Rodriguez told KABC in Spanish on Wednesday.Rodriguez travels from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit family in Willowbrook about twice a year, his grandson Erik Mendoza told CNN Wednesday. He takes a walk through the neighborhood every day after lunch. It was on this walk on July 4 that he passed a woman and a little girl.

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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