91-year-old man beaten with brick, told ‘go back to your own country’

Grandfather Severely Beaten in Willowbrook Was Told to ‘Go Back to Your Own Country’; Suspects Remain Outstanding

91-year-old man beaten with brick
91-year-old man beaten with brick

Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez’s face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk on the Fourth of July.

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.

Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman hitting Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete block, she said.

“I heard her saying, go back to your country, go back to Mexico,” she told CNN by phone.

Police are looking for the woman and four men seen in Borjas’ video, Robinson told KTLA. Rodriguez said he doesn’t remember when the woman picked up the concrete block, but he remembers being hit repeatedly.

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.

The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Rodriguez’s medical costs.


91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to your own country'

91-year-old man beaten with brick, told ‘go back to your own country’

“I can’t walk anymore,” Rodriguez said in Spanish.

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.

Rodriguez said he was walking to a nearby park on Wednesday when he passed a woman and a little girl.

Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman hitting Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete block, she said.

Police are looking for the woman and four men seen in Borjas’ video, Robinson told KTLA. Rodriguez said he doesn’t remember when the woman picked up the concrete block, but he remembers being hit repeatedly.

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.

The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Rodriguez’s medical costs.

Grandfather Severely Beaten in Willowbrook Was Told to ‘Go Back to Your Own Country’; Suspects Remain Outstanding

Grandfather Severely Beaten in Willowbrook Was Told to ‘Go Back to Your Own Country’; Suspects Remain Outstanding

Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, recovers on July 6, 2018, two days after he was brutally attacked while walking in South Los Angeles.

Tears glistened on the black and purple bruises covering 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez’s face as he described being attacked by a group of people while going for a walk in a South Los Angeles neighborhood on the Fourth of July.

His family previously told KTLA the grandfather was already 92.

“I heard her saying, go back to your country, go back to Mexico,” she told CNN by phone.

Police are looking for the woman and four men seen in Borjas’ video, Robinson told KTLA. Rodriguez said he doesn’t remember when the woman picked up the concrete block, but he remembers being hit repeatedly.

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.

The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Rodriguez’s medical costs.

A 92-Year-Old Grandpa Was Beaten With A Brick And Told To

A 92-Year-Old Grandpa Was Beaten With A Brick And Told To “Go Back” To His Country

Rodolfo Rodriguez was walking through a neighborhood the night of July 4 when he accidentally bumped into a little girl and, according to his grandson, was thrown to the ground by her mother and beaten with a brick.

Erik Mendoza – who did not see the assault but has since spoken to police and witnesses about what happened – told BuzzFeed News four men joined the mother in the attack on his 92-year-old grandfather in the Los Angeles County community of Willowbrook, leaving him with a broken cheekbone, two broken ribs, and other injuries.

Misbel Borjas told BuzzFeed News she saw the attack and heard the assailants shouting for Rodriguez to “Go back” to Mexico.

Borjas later posted video taken moments after the assault that showed Rodriguez bloodied and sitting on a strip of grass beside a sidewalk.

Another witness, identified only as “Catherine,” told CBS Los Angeles that she also saw the assault and took a picture of the woman who hit Rodriguez.

Mendoza said Rodriguez splits his time between Los Angeles and Mexico and is a lawful resident of the US. He had been planning on traveling to Mexico later this week, but will have to remain in the LA area for months to recover.

Strangers have stepped in and donated more than $45,000 via a GoFundMe campaign Mendoza started to help defray medical costs.

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