Granddaughter Of Beaten 82 Year Old Man Speaks Out - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Granddaughter Of Beaten 82 Year Old Man Speaks Out

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance footage of the attacker Surveillance footage of the attacker
Surveillance footage of the attacker Surveillance footage of the attacker
PHILADELPHIA -

"He's shaken up, which obviously is to be expected."

This young woman struggles to speak about the brutal attack on her 82-year-old grandfather.

"I want the guy caught really really quickly," she FOX 29's Shawnette Wilson.

She's talking about the man seen in the surveillance video wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Police say he attacked and robbed the woman's grandfather on Tuesday morning, just before ten a.m.

In the video you see the suspect first walking in the area of Frankford and Pratt Street. Police point out that he constantly looks over his right shoulder across the street toward the victim.

You don't see the actual attack. The last shot is that of the suspect just before it happens, as he approaches the 82 year old man on the 5100 block of Griscom Street near Dyre. That where, police say, he sprayed the victim in the face with mace, punched and kicked him and took his money.

"Evidentially, someone was watching him to even follow him and knock him upside the head and rob him," says a neighbor.

One woman who lives near the victim is shocked to hear about the attack.

"He doesn't bother anybody. But that's what's happening today. It's sad. Really sad," she says.

Police say that after the suspect took off, someone walking by found the man on the ground and called 911. The senior suffered bruises to his face and body. The victim's granddaughter is pleading for anyone who recognizes the suspect to call police.

"I just feel like the elderly are really preyed on, and the sooner this person gets caught, it's one less person that's doing this to somebody," she says.

The victim is recovering but still shaken up. His birthday is tomorrow. He'll turn 83. The family's only wish is that his attacker is caught. If you recognize the suspect in the video, call Philadelphia police.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:40:57 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
  • Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:31:11 GMT
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
  • Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:11:30 GMT
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices