NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - An 83-year-old man walking to pick up his morning coffee and newspaper was viciously beaten in California in an unprovoked attack. Security camera footage shows the man, identified by local media reports as Tuyen Nguyen, being punched in the face, knocked to the ground and kicked several times. The assault occurred in a parking lot of a restaurant in Santa Ana Tuesday morning.
The suspect is believed to be a homeless man, Demarrea Barnes, 29. Outside of court, his family described him as mentally ill.
Barnes was arraigned Tuesday and faces several charges including felony assault and elder and dependent adult abuse with great bodily injury.
Nguyen suffered a brain hemorrhage and broken facial bones. He was listed in serious but stable condition.