Police said a 70-year-old man waiting for a bus was attacked by two women who hit him, shoved him to the ground and continued to pummel him before a bystander stepped in and the women fled.
The man, a Pasadena resident, was sitting on a bus bench in the 600 block of North Los Robles Avenue when a car pulled up to his south, at about 1:28 p.m., according to Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins.
Dawkins said a woman and a dog got out of the car. The dog was not on a leash.
“The dog went up to the victim and started to bark and growl,” Dawkins said. “The victim asked that individual, the female out of the car, why the dog was barking at him. The suspect told the victim to shut up. She approached the victim and struck him above the right eye.”
The man had a cane. He rose and stood with the cane, and raised it to defend himself, Dawkins said.
At that time the driver of the car, who had gotten out as the incident escalated, went behind the suspect and shoved him forward onto the ground, Dawkins said.
As the man lay on the ground, both the suspects hit him repeatedly, according to Dawkins.
A bystander intervened, he said, and the two women fled with the dog, driving in a dark-colored car south on Los Robles Avenue.
The man suffered cuts to his face on his left eyelid and bottom lip and abrasions to both knees. He was not transported to a hospital.
The suspects are at large. Dawkins said the incident is classified as an “assault with a deadly weapon” because of the punches which were thrown against the septuagenarian.