Detectives are searching for a homeless man who they said punched and kicked a 74-year-old rabbi several times Monday as he walked along a residential street in the Fairfax District.
The random attack occurred about 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Formosa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police said they don’t believe the assault was a hate crime.
Surveillance video footage of the attack showed the rabbi walking in the neighborhood when he was suddenly pushed by another man.
The man then punched the rabbi repeatedly and kicked him until he fell.
Gomez was presented with this badge at his retirement ceremony Friday.