Grandfather beaten with concrete block, told ‘go back to your own country’

‘Go back to your own country.’ 92-year-old man beaten with a brick, L.A. cops say | The Sacramento Bee

‘Go back to your own country.’ 92-year-old man beaten with a brick, L.A. cops say | The Sacramento Bee

A witness who saw Rodriguez on the ground after the attack began recording with her cellphone and contacted police, KCBS-TV reported.

Rodolfo Rodriguez was out on his regular evening stroll when he reportedly bumped into a young girl walking on the sidewalk.

Rodriguez is a legal USA citizen. "There was what appears to be a 4-year-old child there who witnessed the entire thing".

However, she said the group soon turned on her.

He had traveled from Michoacan, Mexico, to visit his family in Willowbrook, an unincorporated area in Los Angeles County, his grandson Erik Mendoza said.

Rodriguez suffered a bloodied and bruised face as well as a broken cheekbone and two broken ribs, reports Fox 11. The drive had raised more than $25,000 of its original $15,000 goal by Sunday morning. "He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone".

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"Go back to your country, why are you here?" the girl's mother yelled at the Mexico native, according to a neighbor who snapped a picture of the unhinged woman from her vehicle. Rodriguez is a legal U.S. resident, according to Independent. The footage also shows a large puddle of blood on the concrete block next to him.

Rodriguez, who doesn't understand English and is a legal United States resident, said he doesn't understand why the mob attacked him.

Borjas apparently was able to take a picture of the woman as she walked away, and as she was doing so the men returned to beat Rodriguez further. His family previously told KTLA the grandfather was already 92.

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's family said they're grateful he'll eventually recover from his serious injuries, but they fear someone else may be targeted if those suspects remain on the streets. "That's why we're still in shock, as you can see he's badly injured".

The police said they have one witness who can identify the woman, but that this witness might be unable to identify the other suspects.

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