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Rodolfo Rodriguez: Full Story of 92-Year-Old Assaulted In Texas

11 July 2018

The entire incident was sparked because Rodolfo Rodriguez accidentally bumped into a girl on a sidewalk during his daily walk in Willowbrook.

Rodriguez's family told KTLA-TV that the woman from the photograph pushed Rodriguez to the ground, picked up a brick and began beating him with it.

That's when Rodriguez was reportedly attacked by the toddler's mother on the sidewalk.

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

"He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone", Mendoza wrote on the GoFundMe which launched July 6. The witness told the Sacramento Bee that the mother told Rodriguez: 'Go back to your country, why are you here?'

The man suffered broken ribs, a broken cheek bone and was bruised all over his body, his relatives say.

Rodriguez, who doesn't understand English, still has no idea why he was attacked, his grandson, Erik Mendoza, told KCBS. Mendoza told the outlet. 'A 92-year-old senior citizen, what can he do to anybody? "What kind of harm can he mean to anyone?"

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Soon after, three or four men joined her and began to kick and hit Rodriguez.

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

"We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed", Deputy D'Angelo Robinson told the station.

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". "We can't have these kind of people ... out in the streets".

A person who says he is the man's grandson identified the victim as Rodolfo Rodriguez on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $220,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.

A GoFundMe campaign established by Mendoza for his grandfather's medical expenses has already blown way past its $15,000 goal, raising almost $200,000. The Spanish description includes more information, saying that the man has lost vision in his right eye.

Newsweek reached out to Mendoza for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

Rodolfo Rodriguez: Full Story of 92-Year-Old Assaulted In Texas