Man Arrested in Brutal Buena Park Bus Attack


A man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a 65-year-old man at a Buena Park bus stop, police announced Friday.

Kenneth Heimlich, 33, of Placentia, was taken into custody by Fullerton police on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery. Fullerton police also suspect Heimlich in connection with another attack in that city as well.

Further details about today's arrest were not immediately available.

Witnesses told officers the victim and another man got into a shouting match, then the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and proceeded to kick and stomp the victim repeatedly in the head before taking the victim's bike and riding away eastbound on Orangethorpe Avenue, police said.

Video of the beating was captured by the dashcam of an Orange County Transportation Authority bus.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and has yet to regain consciousness, the BPPD said early today.

Anyone who has information about the assault or the suspect was asked to call Buena Park police at 714-562-3901 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227.

Photo: Buena Park Police Department


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