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Video Shows 76-Year-Old Man Beaten and Robbed on Hollywood Broadwalk

While taking his Sunday-morning stroll along the Hollywood Broadwalk shortly after 6 a.m. last weekend, 76-year-old Paul Spates was brutally beaten by two men who also relieved him of his watch and house keys.

The Sun Sentinel reports that on Thursday, Hollywood police released surveillance video of the vicious attack. A camera inside of a nearby restaurant captured the footage through its window.

The picture is grainy, but toward the end, you can clearly see that one attacker just couldn't get enough of his thoroughly beaten, defenseless victim. Before running off, he appears to throw one last kick at Spates' head.

Here, watch.


"The victim was severely injured during the attack and was left lying on the Broadwalk," police told the Sentinel. Police described the assailants as over 6-feet tall and weighing 180 to 185 pounds.

This was reportedly the fourth similar attack in the Hollywood area since early March, and the second against an elderly man. On March 5, a 72-year-old man was beaten by four men and robbed of $300 at around 1:45 a.m.

In Pompano last month, a robber punched an 88-year-old woman in the face during a home invasion, in which the creep netted $3. The Broward County Sheriff's Office has since released a sketch of that suspect who remains at large.

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