Homeless thug assaults and robs elderly man, but one hero wasn't letting it go

The homeless man was bleeding from the face as he made a pointless attempt to bite Ratcliff's arm as he struggled to free himself from Ratcliff's hold

Homeless thug assaults and robs elderly man, but one hero wasn't letting it go
Footage shows Tim Ratcliff (R) holding a homeless man who had assaulted the senior citizen (L) (screengrab of Shin East, NBC)
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HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES: An elderly man was beaten before his wallet and phone were stolen, and a brave Hollywood restaurant owner rushed after and dramatically restrained the criminal. The guy, who is thought to be in his 70s, was enjoying dinner from Raffallo's Pizza outside a dining facility in Los Angeles on August 1 when the homeless man abruptly attacked him in the face and ribs, according to surveillance video. The old man was hospitalized because of bruises. 

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The attack happened in front of Raffallo's Pizza at the junction of La Brea and Hollywood. On the sidewalk of the intersection of La Brea and Hollywood, Ratcliff and the homeless man engaged in combat. As Ratcliff's girlfriend ran to assist him, the unnamed thief was immediately brought to the ground. She trampled on the homeless man after that, then took the old man's money and phone and gave them back to him.

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Shin owner Tim Ratcliff told DailyMail, "We were shocked that it happened, and then I started running after him."  "As I rounded the corner, he turned around, and sucker punched me." He added, "I tackled him to the ground and held him there until the police arrived."

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Radcliff hurried to apprehend the homeless man who had assaulted the senior citizen.
The homeless man was bleeding from the face as he made a pointless attempt to bite Ratcliff's arm as he struggled to free himself from Ratcliff's hold. Until cops arrive minutes later, onlookers took pictures with their cell phones as they strolled and drove past. According to Ratcliff, the elderly guy had bruises and was transported to the hospital.

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On August 16, the courageous restaurant owner will show up in court to give a testimony. 
Ratcliff said, "Hopefully everything goes really well and he gets to stay in jail for a long time."

The elderly guy was attacked on August 1 just a few months after a renowned athlete who won a silver medal at the Olympics was attacked in Los Angeles by a homeless man with a metal stick in July. But she assured supporters that she was fine after getting stitched up, despite the horrifying slashes across her head. 

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George Gascon, the district attorney for Los Angeles, has drawn a lot of criticism for his liberal policies, which some claim have increased crime. Numerous people have claimed that the woke county district attorney is behind the surge of crime that is currently sweeping the city. According to the Los Angeles Registrar County Office, a second attempt to recall the woke district attorney failed after 195,783 of the more than 700,000 signatures submitted were invalid.

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