Suspect Sought in Brutal Beating of Man, 65, in Buena Park

BUENA PARK (CNS) - A 65-year-old man was hospitalized in critical but stable condition this morning with serious head injuries he suffered in a beating at a bus stop in Buena Park and police asked for the public's help in locating the suspect.

Officers responded to a bus stop at Beach Boulevard and Orangethorpe Avenue about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and found the victim unconscious, according to the Buena Park Police Department.

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.

The suspect was described as white, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a large build and light hair in a bun. He has some facial hair and wears glasses and was wearing a green and gray sports jacket with “Converse” on the front and the number “8” on the back, police said.

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.

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