A girl was arrested late Tuesday within the beating of a 92-year-old man in Los Angeles County during which the attacker reportedly informed the person to “return to Mexico.”
The beating left him bloodied, bruised and bewildered about why he was attacked.
The lady, Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles, was charged with assault with a lethal weapon, in keeping with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division, and was held on $200,000 bail.
A witness, Misbel Borjas, informed CNN and different information organizations that the attacker used a brick within the beating of the person, who was recognized by the authorities as Rodolfo Rodriguez. A number of males quickly joined within the assault.
The beating occurred round 7:30 p.m. on July four in an space of unincorporated Los Angeles County, an announcement from the sheriff’s division mentioned. It’s referred to as Willowbrook and is about 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Rodriguez, who was visiting the realm, was hospitalized for a number of hours, and is now recovering with household, the assertion mentioned.
On July 5, Ms. Borjas posted a video on Fb during which Mr. Rodriguez will be seen sitting on the bottom subsequent to a red-stained sidewalk, the precise facet of his face spilling blood. He later gave interviews on tv as he lay in mattress, his face nonetheless coated in cuts and bruises.
“I can’t stroll anymore,” Mr. Rodriguez, who was visiting household within the space, informed CNN in Spanish. “I’m in a lot ache.”
The police didn’t instantly decide a motive, and mentioned Tuesday that they’re nonetheless looking for the opposite males. However in keeping with CNN, Ms. Borjas mentioned she heard the attacker saying: “Return to your nation. Return to Mexico.” She gave related accounts to The Los Angeles Instances and different information organizations, however didn’t reply to follow-up interview requests.
Mr. Rodriguez mentioned to CNN that the lady informed a bunch of males close by — the lads who came to visit and commenced kicking him on the bottom — that he had tried to remove her daughter.
“However that’s not true,” he mentioned, in keeping with CNN, including that he had not ran into a baby. “Within the years I’ve been alive, I’ve by no means offended anybody.”
Erik Mendoza, Mr. Rodriguez’s grandson, informed CNN that his grandfather sustained a damaged jaw, damaged cheekbones, two damaged ribs and bruises on his face, again and stomach. He mentioned Mr. Rodriguez visits from Michoacán, Mexico, twice a 12 months and walks by way of the neighborhood day by day after lunch.
In a bedside interview with Noticias 62, a Spanish-language station in Los Angeles, Mr. Rodriguez mentioned he was comfortable to be alive.
“God has given me his blessing,” he mentioned.
Mariana Alfaro contributed reporting.