Sahak Sahakian is recovering in the hospital with a cut and swelling around his left eye.
He told CBS Los Angeles: “He takes two, three of them, left one. I want to take that one and he catch my hand. I say, ‘What are you doing? Let me eat this one.’ He hit me and the blood started.”
The victim said he was in shock and started bleeding. He also said he felt dizzy.
A witness tried to help but security caught the suspect who was attempting to flee the scene, according to reports.
Police arrested Derrick Gharabighi, 24, who has been charged with felony elder abuse. He has pleaded not guilty.
If convicted, the District Attorney said he faces 11 years in prison. He also has a reported history of criminal convictions including trespassing, petty theft, and drug possession for sale.
Sahakian does not want to see anything bad happen to the man who allegedly hit him.
He said: “I don’t want nothing to happen, but only the government or police have to teach him that this is bad.”
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