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$1,000 reward for tip on suspects who beat RV owner

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 21:35:17-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A 64-year-old man is recovering after he was beaten in Kearny Mesa by a group of street racers so severely he had a brain bleed and fractured disk.

"I felt my RV jostling around, like maybe they were standing on my bumper, so I got out and went around back to look and I look up and someone's standing on my RV," said the victim, who did not wish to be identified.

Police said the beating happened on June 28 around 9:30 p.m. A group of street racers arrived in the area for an apparent “meet up” and gathered into a large group. Multiple vehicles arrived at the location and began doing “burn-outs” in the street.

Some members of the group climbed on top of the victim’s RV. When the victim walked out of his vehicle to confront them, three of the men attacked him. Another man stole the man's phone from his pocket as he was lying on the ground unconscious.

"The last thing I remember is one of his buddies jumping out and I don’t know what happened after that; I probably got hit from behind."

The suspects fled the area in a grey, possibly 2003 Audi A4 sedan.

The man was left lying in the street. Employees from a nearby business ran out to help him and called an ambulance.

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Eastern Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the attackers.

Officers are investigating the attack as a felony battery and robbery case.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call SDPD’s Eastern Division at 858-495-7957 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.