CHATSWORTH (CBSLA.com) — A 96-year-old man is recovering Wednesday night after he was attacked and robbed outside of a Nevada casino.
Louis Waxman told KCAL9’s Juan Fernandez that he was jumped in the third-floor parking garage of Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson around 4 p.m. Oct. 30.
“All of a sudden, somebody pounced on top of me … and down I went,” he said. “I couldn’t see him. He was on top of me. I was face-down on the ground. He was smacking my head against the cement. And I started to bleed all over.”
Waxman, who uses a walker, added, “He took what I had in my pocket. The amount is immaterial.”
The casino’s surveillance cameras captured video of the suspect following the victim moments before the assault, but he has not been apprehended.
An injured Waxman was taken to the hospital. He’s now staying with his daughter, Reva Sander, in Chatsworth.
“It should never happen to anyone and certainly not to seniors who are the most vulnerable,” Sander said.
Waxman has already returned to the casino and plans to go back next week for his 97th birthday.
“It happened to me … OK. I would not like to see it happen to someone else. Especially elderly people,” Waxman said.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750.