A cook at the Las Palapas Mexican restaurant was beaten while taking a break outside the closed establishment Tuesday night, according to San Jose police and a restaurant employee. Police said they responded to reports that multiple suspects at the restaurant at 1442 S. White Rd had assaulted a man around 11:20 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the cook covered in blood and took him to the hospital. Police said they have not yet determined whether the incident was gang-related and are still investigating.
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