Elderly man beaten bloody thanks key witness

Elderly man beaten bloody thanks key witness

July 12th, 2018 by Associated Press in Breaking News

Rodolfo Rodriguez thanks well-wishers for their help, as he talks to the media gathered outside his home in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 92-year-old man beaten repeatedly in the face with a brick in Los Angeles says he's thankful that a passer-by took video of the aftermath of the attack and tried her best to help him.

Rodolfo Rodriguez was out for a walk when he was beaten the night of July 4 in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood.

Misbel Borjas said Wednesday that she witnessed the attack and captured a video of Rodriguez as he sat dazed in the grass, his face covered in blood. The video and a photo that Borjas says shows the attacker got widespread attention.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested 30-year-old Laquisha Jones in the attack. She was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon.

It's unclear if Jones has an attorney.