Drake Madison

Caught on Camera: Rabbi Attacked in Fairfax District

Authorities Tuesday sought public help to find a man who attacked a 74-year-old rabbi as he walked on a sidewalk in the Fairfax area.

The beating — which was captured on security video — occurred about 8:40 a.m. Monday on Oakwood Avenue west of La Brea Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.

The attack is not being investigated as a hate crime, Madison said.

"We believe it was a random act of violence,'' he said.

The security video footage shows the victim being punched repeatedly and falling to the ground. His attacker was described only as a white man in his 40s.

The rabbi, whose name was withheld, was treated at the scene but did not need to be taken to the hospital.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

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