No matter how sad it sounds, we have to agree that this world has gone completely mad. The pandemic is still preventing us to get back to the old way of living and is affecting everyone, especially the elderly people who are way too fragile to fight against the virus. And if that isn’t bad enough, there are still people out there who treat this category of citizens in a very unacceptable manner.

79-year-old Angel Diaz was walking outside his building at Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn when a young man approached him and started hitting him out of the blue. The video footage clearly shows that the gruesome attack was unprovoked. After Diaz lost his cane, he fell on the ground, but the attacker didn’t stop there and continued hitting and punching the helpless man.

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The footage then shows the attacked fleeing the scene on foot. Diaz was spotted by passersby and taken to the nearest hospital. His condition seemed stable, but unfortunately, he passed away on October 29.

The incident took place on September 13, around 9 p.m.

The exact reason of Diaz’s death is yet to be examined and police are urging the public to come forward with information that would lead to identification as well as arrest of the attacker.

You cann call the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visiti www.nypdcrimestoppers.com in case you feel you can help track down the wrongdoer.

Rest in peace Mr. Diaz, our prayers go with the family.

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