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Grandfather Viciously Beaten by “Crazy” Attacker at ATM in Temple City

Raul Fonseca was hospitalized following the assault at the Bank of America in Temple City

A grandfather was viciously beaten by a man he described as "crazy" during a confrontation at an ATM on Valentine's Day.

Updated Article: Arrest in Attack at ATM

Raul Fonseca was hospitalized following the assault at the Bank of America in Temple City at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The 79-year-old said he was waiting in line when a man in his 30s started screaming "do you know me" in his face.

He tried to defend himself by swinging at the man,  however the situation rapidly escalated.

"Maybe if I hit him, he run away but, no, it was worse," Fonseca said.

His attacker easily overpowered him, raining down punches to his face, arms and head, then kicking him as he lay on the floor.

Fonseca blacked out during the beating, and when he came too he was covered in blood. He was surrounded by good Samaritans and paramedics.

"I don't remember anything until a half hour later," Fonseca said.

The motive is unknown, as the attacker did not steal any of his money. The assailant is described as being around 6 feet tall, 160 pounds.

Fonseca said he is having trouble sleeping at night knowing his attacker is still on the run, and fears he could hurt others.

"He was angry, angry with anybody," Fonseca said, "Catch him put him in jail because he can hurt anybody else."

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators are hoping surveillance footage from the bank will be able to help them identify the attacker.

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