Woman is beaten to death with electric Bird scooter in Long Beach

A man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a 63-year-old woman who was bludgeoned with an electric Bird scooter, Long Beach police said.

Authorities say Rosa Hernandez of Long Beach was assaulted as she walked down the sidewalk in the 3100 block of East 64th Street. At one point during the attack, the suspect picked up the electric motorized scooter and used it as a weapon to bludgeon the woman. Authorities don’t believe the attacker and woman knew each other.

Hernandez died at the scene.

The attacker was described as wearing a hooded sweatshirt and red shoes. He was found at a business within four hours of the attack and booked on suspicion of murder.


Police declined to release his name until records can confirm it. He is being held in lieu of $2-million bail.

Bird said in a statement that the company is deeply saddened by the act of violence.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victim and her family,” the company said. “We will work with local law enforcement to help with the investigation into this tragedy.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.