Violent Crime West Coast

74-Year-Old Rabbi Attacked While Walking Alone Caught on Camera

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.

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