LAPD searches for man who hit performer in Venice Beach
Police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting another man who was dancing Sunday afternoon in Venice, officials said.
Video shows the victim playing on the Venice Beach boardwalk as a younger man walks past him before quickly turning around and punching the performer in the face, then walking away.
The older man is then seen on the floor being groomed as he holds his head, cell phone video shows.
The assault was reported around 12:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Ocean Front Walk, according to Lizeth Lomeli, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The victim, who was punched in the face, was taken to hospital, the officer said. He was listed in stable condition on Monday.
The attacker fled and had not yet been found Monday morning. He has been described as being between 30 and 40 years old.
No further details were immediately available.
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