Authorities Tuesday sought public help to find a man who attacked a 74-year-old rabbi as he walked on a sidewalk in the Fairfax area.
The beating — which was captured on security video — occurred about 8:40 a.m. Monday on Oakwood Avenue west of La Brea Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.
The attack is not being investigated as a hate crime, Madison said.
“We believe it was a random act of violence,” he said.
The security video footage shows the victim being punched repeatedly and falling to the ground. His attacker was described only as a white man in his 40s.
The rabbi, whose name was withheld, was treated at the scene but did not need to be taken to the hospital.