Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

Woman Arrested in Grandpa Assault in South LA ~ Internet Raises $250K+ Fund

Woman Arrested in Grandpa Assault in South LA ~ Internet Raises $250K+ Fund

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched an investigation following Wednesday night's attack on the man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, a native of Mexico and legal US resident, in the community of Willowbrook. She was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon and booked to jail on a $200,000 bond. Rodriguez's family said they're grateful he'll eventually recover from his serious injuries, but they fear someone else may be targeted if those suspects remain on the streets. "ABC-owned station KABC reported that a witness saw a woman "[push] him and dropped him.

"I didn't even bump into her kid", Rodriguez said.

"I'm just overwhelmed how anybody can do this to a human being at all", Mendoza told KCBS-TV.

"She was yelling at him, 'Go back to your country, ' or 'Go back to Mexico, '" Borjas told the Los Angeles Times.

His family said Rodriguez suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and bruises on his face, back and abdomen. Sheriff's officials are investigating their potential role in the assault. A witness, who recorded the aftermath of the attack, said Rodriguez was walking on the sidewalk and passed a woman, who got angry.

'I didn't even bump into her kid, ' Rodriguez told CNN.

'I'm not qualified to say she deserves five years or 10 years - that's not going to heal anything or heal me. The department said the motive for the attack is still unknown and that the weapon has yet to be located.


Earlier, the department said it was looking for a woman seen in a photo that Borjas had taken.

As for Jones, he said she's in the right hands.

"When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone", Borjas said of the attacker, "she threw that same concrete block, tried to hit my vehicle".

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

A GoFundMe campaign created for Rodriguez last week had raised almost $300,000 by Wednesday afternoon. "She did hurt me, but I can not be an enemy and say I condemn her", Rodolfo Rodriguez told Eyewitness News during an interview at his daughter's home on Wednesday. He recalled the attack while lying back in a reclining chair at his relatives' Willowbrook home.

He said the law should take its course with regard to punishment. "I'm in so much pain".

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