91-Year-Old Man Beaten with a Brick, Told to 'Go Back to Your Country'

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July 11, 2018Jul 11, 2018

Tensions across America seem to be at an all-time high regarding immigration and border control. Sadly, sometimes innocent victims are abused by racially charged criminals.

A horrible news story has just made headlines coming out of the Los Angeles area. An elderly man was just brutally beaten with a brick.

"A 91-year-old grandfather was reportedly told to "Go back to Mexico" before a woman and four men left him beaten and bloodied near the street in a Los Angeles-area neighborhood," reported USA Today.

The elderly man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, was outside enjoying the day like he does most days. However, a small girl and another woman passed him before turning around and hitting him with a brick. Moments later, a group of men came and attacked him.

"Misbel Borjas, a neighbor, witnessed the attack from her car, she told the Los Angeles Times. She captured the incident on video shared with KTLA-TV, which shows Rodriguez with blood running down his face. He was left unable to walk along with a broken cheekbone, bruised ribs, and head injuries, the station reported. 'She was yelling at him, ‘Go back to your country,’ or ‘Go back to Mexico,’ Borjas told the Times. 'It was racist.'"

A GoFundMe page has been established to help Rodrigo. He was in Los Angeles because he takes an annual trip to visit his family who lives nearby where he was attacked.

“How can you hurt a 92-year-old man?" said Mendoza, who told CNN that Rodriguez turns 92 this fall. "What kind of threat does he pose to you, for you to do this to him?"

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