A 75 year-old white man was beaten until he was unconscious by a young black man who was seemingly just passing by.
To make matters worse, the young male was accompanied by a woman who watched on lookout in the attack that had no clear motive.
According to NBC News, the man was in Greenwich Village, New York City when he was attacked by the couple, who police are currently looking for.
The victim was in front of a building on West 14th Street Wednesday when a man punched him in the back of his head and then knocked him to the ground. The man then kicked him in the face, knocking him out, police said. A woman stood by as a lookout as the beating took place.
Police said it doesn’t appear the suspects robbed the man and no words were exchanged.
The elderly man was taken to a nearby hospital with a cut to his head and was listed as being in stable condition.
Now, social media users are demanding the incident be classified as a “hate crime.” Take a look:
75-Year-Old Man Beaten Unconscious inRandom Attack in Greenwich Village: NYPD | https://t.co/5aKNLutOgU Hate Crime that won’t be called one.
— Nurse Patriot (@LANURSE1) July 14, 2016
— Jason Hees (@heesjaso) July 14, 2016
It’s a the knockout ‘game’ when do ppl start fighting back & if they do, is it then a hate crime? https://t.co/M4WzA9MNy3
— CalTexMix (@CalTexMix) July 14, 2016
75-Year-Old Man Beaten Unconscious in Apparently Random Attack in Greenwich Village: NYPD ==>Hate crime by blk guy & lookout gf. Obamas kids
— Roger Braun (@MyrtleRentals) July 14, 2016
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