Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Woman arrested for allegedly attacking 92-year-old man with a brick

Woman arrested for allegedly attacking 92-year-old man with a brick

A 92-year-old man who was thrown to the ground, stomped on by strangers on the Fourth of July was recovering Tuesday in his Los Angeles-area home.

Laquisha Jones, 30, was booked for assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles.

Investigators were ultimately led to Jones, 30. Mendoza and the rest of Rodriguez's family started a GoFundMe page to help Rodriguez, and the campaign has already raised over $240,000, exceeding its original goal of $15,000.

His family said Rodriguez suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and bruises on his face, back and abdomen.

A 92-year-old man was brutally attacked by a woman with a brick while walking down a Los Angeles street on July 4, police said.

"She was yelling at him, 'Go back to your country, ' or 'Go back to Mexico, '" Borjas added.

A neighbour had filmed the assault and told U.S. media that the woman who hit him said: "Go back to your country".

A witness who was driving in the area, identified by CBS Los Angeles only as "Catherine", told the station the woman shouted "bad things" at Rodriguez as she beat him with her hands and then a chunk of concrete, including, "go back to your country, why are you here?" Mendoza said. "That's why we're still in shock, as you can see he's badly injured". The witness was able to get a picture of the woman who was walking with a little girl. Borjas said that as she was on the phone with 911, a few men returned to assault Rodolfo Rodriguez while he was on the ground.

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Detectives are trying to determine if there are more suspects involved in the case, according to the news release.

Police said on Tuesday that a motive for the attack is still unknown. A weapon has not been located.

The elderly man was born in Mexico but is a permanent resident of the United States. In the evenings, Rodriguez likes to walk to a nearby park and sit on the benches, in his long-settled routine in the neighborhood. While Rodriguez was getting assaulted, he could only hear people's voices but couldn't make out what his attackers were saying, he said. "A judge is going to decide what she will pay for what she did".

"I'm just overwhelmed how anybody can do this to a human being at all", Mendoza told KCBS-TV. Police gained a search warrant for the suspect and still don't know whether others took part in the attack, per the Times.

She's being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, reported KABC. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

'I'll leave it to the law, ' he said in Spanish.

This article was originally published at 6:05 a.m.

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