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Posted: July 11, 2018

Woman arrested who allegedly led brutal attack against 92-year-old man with brick, police say

Police: 92-Year-Old Man Brutally Attacked with Brick, Pummeled by Group

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


The woman who allegedly made racist remarks and led a brutal attack against a 92-year-old man using a brick was arrested Tuesday, police said.

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Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to KABC. She is being held on $200,000 bail. 

Rodolfo Rodriguez was taking his daily walk around 7 p.m. on July 4 when he accidentally bumped into a child walking with Jones. As he continued walking he was hit by the woman and then three to four more people joined in the attack. 

Rodriguez has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. A GoFundMe account has raised nearly $250,000. 

Investigators have not released a motive in the attack. They also have not recovered the brick used in the beating, according to KABC.


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Rodolfo Rodriguez was walking on the sidewalk around 7 p.m. and accidentally bumped into a child with her mother, according to KTTV. Rodriguez turned his back to continue walking and was hit by the woman with fists and then a brick. Then three to four other people started stomping on him, according to KCBS

“I’m just overwhelmed how anybody can do this to a human being at all. He’s 92 years of age. There’s no harm that he meant for you to treat him the way you did,” his grandson Erik Mendoza told KCBS. “That’s the lesson you’re going to give your child, for you to hurt elderly people because they bump into you? I just want to know what was going through her mind.”

A woman who witnessed the attack intervened and confronted the attacker, who made racist comments at Rodriguez, according to KTTV

“Go back to your country, why are you here, bad things,” the witness told KCBS the attacker yelled at Rodriguez.

The attackers fled when police were called, according to KCBS. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is searching for the five suspects, according to KTLA.

Rodriguez is recovering after suffering two broken ribs and a broken cheekbone, according to KTTV

GoFundMe account was setup to help pay for his medical costs.

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Woman arrested who lead brutal attack against 92-year-old man with brick, police say

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Woman arrested who lead brutal attack against 92-year-old man with brick, police say

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