Mexican Grandfather, 92, Beaten With Brick in LA: 'Go Back to Mexico'

Erika Holt
July 11, 2018

Rodriguez was released from the hospital Thursday. The witness told the station that the female attacker told Rodriguez, who is a legal resident of the USA, to go back to his country. Here's what you need to know. He was confronted by a woman with a child by her side after he accidentally bumped into the young girl.

According to Mendoza, the woman in the video pushes him to the floor before grabbing a brick and beating him with it.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said there were possibly three to four other men who joined in the attack.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.

Rodriguez was eventually assisted by a witness who called 911, and the suspects ran away.

Rodriguez suffered a broken cheekbone, several broken ribs, and is bruised all over his body.

Erik Mendoza, Rodriguez's grandson, tells KTLA the woman in the video pushed his grandpa to the ground and then started beating him with a brick.

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"We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed", he told KTLA. "There was what appears to be a four-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing". She captured the incident on video shared with KTLA-TV, which shows Rodriguez with blood running down his face. The drive had raised more than $25,000 of its original $15,000 goal by Sunday morning.

Martinez wrote for the page, "On July 4th at around 7pm, my grandfather Rodolfo Rodriguez whose 92 years of age was going for his daily walk around the block when he was assaulted by and African American lady and five other guys".

The page has been shared just under 7,000 times on Facebook. A witness describes hearing the woman say "go back to your country, go back to Mexico" as she repeatedly struck Rodriguez in the head with a concrete block.

"When I take the picture, she said, 'Oh, he tried to touch my girl.' I saw everything, this is a lie".

Misbel Borjas, a neighbor, witnessed the attack from her vehicle, she told the Los Angeles Times. "Oh my god. It's too offensive", she said. "A 92-year-old senior citizen, what can he do to anybody?" "What kind of harm can he mean to anyone?"

The witness spoke to KCBS in L.A. and said she asked the woman why she attacked the man.

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