Elderly victim of assault on video: suspects think they're 'Rambo'

Police are looking for the men in this surveillance video showing three guys attacking an elderly man at a party store.

The incident happened 5 p.m. Saturday at a store on the west side of Detroit at Plymouth Road and Appoline.

Perry, 64, is seen on video standing with his cane in hand at the west side Detroit party store.

Suddenly one of 3 younger guys tells Perry "give me some money."  As Perry silently stands there, he is punched out by one guy.

As two of them leave, the third one picks an item up and also hits Perry in the face as he exits the store.

FOX 2: "You're face is swollen up. are you hurting?"

"You think I'm not? Yes, I am, I can barely open this bad rascal," said Perry, who declined to give his last name, pointing at his left eye.

Perry still walks with his cane, but now he also has swelling, stitches and a badly bruised left eye. He lost some blood and was rushed to the hospital.

We found him after he was released. Perry went to the store at 5 p.m. to simply catch up on the news of the neighborhood. But tragically he became the news.

After the assault, the three suspects walk into the parking lot and the first one who sucker-punched Perry climbs into the passenger side front seat.

The second man who punched him, climbs in the passenger side rear seat and the third gets into the driver's side rear seat. Since no one got into the driver's door it suggests a fourth person was already behind the wheel of the silver gray four door sedan, resembling a silver Dodge Caliber.

"(For) no accountable reason." Perry said. "Just because they didn't have anything to do."

Perry has seen these guys around but does not know their names. The video is clear so it is possible the suspects who beat up the soft-spoken gentleman with a cane, will soon find themselves locked up and charged with felony assault and battery.

Perry hopes it happens before they can hurt someone else.

"They patrol  this neighborhood like they're Rambo, 'we do what we want to do,'" Perry said.

FOX 2: "What's your message to those guys?"

"Don't do the crime if you can't do the crime," Perry said.

If you recognize the suspects or have information, call Detroit Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
 


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