She allegedly used a brick to beat Rodolfo Rodriguez with the help of five others after the senior said he accidentally bumped into the suspect's young daughter, according to the GoFundMe set up by grandson Erik Mendoza.
Misbel Borjas was driving by when she saw the woman hitting Rodriguez repeatedly in the head with a concrete block, she said.
"But that's not true", he told CNN about the woman's allegation, through tears.
"And then when one of the witnesses comes out of her auto and starts screaming at her, four other guys come in and start kicking on him", Mendoza told KTLA. She's been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $200,000 bail. She reportedly yelled at the man, "Go back to your country".
'When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone, ' Borjas said of the woman pictured holding the brick, 'she threw that same concrete block, tried to hit my vehicle'.
Rodriguez, who said he will turn 92 in September, has never been hurt like this, he stated. The woman who witnessed the attack said that was a lie. Soon after, a group of men attacked Rodriguez, he said.
Mr Rodriguez was walking to a nearby park when the attack occurred.
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He told reporters that he doesn't know why he was attacked and is grateful for the outpouring of community support and well wishes he's received. In that photo, she is seen holding a piece of concrete.
"He's been a lawful permanent resident for the last 15 years, paid his taxes, worked, law abiding, he has more than 10 children and he was just minding his own business", said immigration attorney Alex Galvez. "I'm only going to rely on Jesus Christ's help and I believe the law will bring justice". They'll give her the punishment she deserves'.
Rodriguez had a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs and bruises on his face, back and abdomen, his family told CNN.
Rodriguez is originally from Michoacán, Mexico, and is now a lawful permanent resident of the United States. Mendoza added. "There's no harm that he meant".
The victim was identified by police as Rodolfo Rodriguez.
'We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed, ' Deputy D'Angelo Robinson said.
Rodriguez, now recovering from his bed at home, told NBC Los Angeles that he wants his attackers to be punished and to pay his hospital expenses.