A 70-year-old grandfather who told a speedy driver to slow down in Bradenton, FL, was beaten unconscious for his efforts. The two male attackers, who Florida grandpa James Gorman identified as African-American, left him with a torn rotator cuff, black eye and broken glasses. But perhaps the most shocking part of the incident was that Gorman was pushing his wheelchair-bound wife at the time, while their granddaughter was sitting in her lap.
Gorman still has a black eye and suffers from pounding headaches after the attack. He explained to local media that after telling the two men to slow down, they stopped the car and got out before beating him unconscious. “He grabbed my hands … proceeded to beat the daylight out me. He knocked me out,” said Gorman. “I guess they needed to show how big of men they were.”
Police said they are currently working to find the two men, but the grandfather said he wouldn’t go so far as to call them that. “They’re not men,” he said. They’re about the scummiest things I’ve ever seen. It takes two young men to beat up a 70-year-old man.”
Attacks on the elderly unfortunately aren’t new, though. Texas native Conrad Barrett is facing hate crimes charges for his role in the knockout game attack of a 79-year-old black man. Barrett filmed the incident and yelled “knockout, baby!” after punching the unsuspecting victim. He was denied bail last week by a federal judge and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on all the charges against him.