A Canadian man has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after he was caught on a videotape beating an elderly man with a club, according to Fox News.
A Man climbed out of his truck and attacked the elderly cyclist with a small club after an argument on the side of the road, police said.
An unnamed woman videoed David Fox, 65, on top of a 74-year-old man, beating him on Tuesday with a club in Peterborough, Ontario, according to The Toronto Star.
The video showed the 74-year-old cyclist on the ground with his attacker on top of him, hitting him over and over again in the head and torso. It shows the attacker finally stopping when eye witnesses intervened.
A truck was sitting beside them, with a bicycle crumpled on the street in front of the vehicle. The 74-year-old victim was seen bleeding badly.
“I’m filming all of this,” the woman, who recorded the video, says as the driver gets back up and flicks blood off of his hands.
“He became enraged and you could see him snap in the truck,” the woman said. She said she did not see what led to the violent confrontation between the two men.
The Woman described the beating as “sickening.” “The sound of the club hitting him was sickening,” she told the media outlet. “Blood was flying off it.”
The woman said she stayed with the 74-year-old cyclist until first responders came to take him to the Peterborough Regional Hospital where he was treated and then released.
“I didn’t know how bad it was because there was so much blood,” she said. “It was pouring down his face and he couldn’t see out of his eyes.”
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Police made an arrest an hour later. The cyclist was treated and released from Peterborough Regional Hospital. Police said the two men did not know each other, according to Toronto Star.
David Fox, 65, has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He was released from custody and scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 24.