LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)   A GoFundMe account has been established for a fruit vendor who was viciously attacked in Downtown Los Angeles Sunday morning.

The attack was so severe, doctors told the man’s family it will take him about six months to recover.

Pedro Daniel Reyes’ stepson set up the account.

He wrote, “Two cars filled with men rushed him and and other vendors and demanded their money. My stepfather gave them the money but they still brutally beat him.”

The attack occurred at the corner of San Pedro and 31st in South LA at 5 a.m.

The man’s stepson says his stepfather is a  hardworking man from Oaxaca, Mexico who has no health insurance.

“He works seven days a week — as a roofer Monday-Saturday and a fruit vendor on Sundays,” said the stepson, who asked us not to reveal his name.

Sundays were routinely the days Reyes’ sold peanuts and fruit to help makes ends meet. “That’s his life. He doesn’t have one day of rest,” said the stepson.

He showed KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen video of his stepfather working as a roofer.

You don’t need to speak Spanish to understand pain and agony that mark Pedro Reyes’ face – after a violent mugging.

“They basically said his entire face was fractured,” said the stepson, “All over his face. His eyes are completely, one of them is completely shut and super swollen. The other one he could kind of open it. He did have three of his teeth knocked out.”

Reyes was setting up his peanut cart when a group  of four men and a woman rushed at him and two other street vendors.

He immediately threw whatever cash he had at the muggers and ran. They decided to beat him anyway.

“Makes no sense. If they wanted the money. They got the money. Why did they have to go and beat him almost senseless?,” the stepson said.

Reyes was unconscious when he arrived at California Hospital.

And he no longer has his big voice — that his family says was full of energy.

“For somebody so warmhearted and charismatic to be going through this is …it’s tragic,” said his stepson.

Officials said the other two vendors who were attacked did not suffer serious injuries.

For a link to the GoFundMe account, click here.

Comments (59)
  1. Rex Karz says:

    In before someone blames Trump/

    1. The Donald is at fault. He incited the attack by speaking the truth which hurts the feelings of those living the lie. AND RUSSIA! That too…

      1. Trump said I should stop sucking and start loving the USA. What a terrible human being.

  2. Paul Gilman says:

    How could this happen in a sanctuary city?

  3. No descriptions of the attackers? That can only mean one thing – they weren’t white. If they were, we’d have the entire state looking for them. But since they aren’t – crickets.

    1. tngilmer says:


    2. Other, more honest and accurate news reports, identified the attackers as African-Americans. Of course we all knew that from the get-go, no matter how the mendacious Liberal media tried to obfuscate the truth with coy little generic descriptions.

  4. The beatings and robberies will continue, in fact, being known as a sanctuary city guarantees they’ll be there all ready to rob. Those criminals will be back no doubt about it. Sanctuary sure doesn’t mean safety

  5. J.r. Burton says:

    Police described the attackers as bipeds with gender having unknown amounts of melanin.

    1. Chief Wiggam: “Suspect is hatless, I repeat, hatless.”

  6. John Smith says:

    Everyone knows that there is no description of the assailants because they were negros.

  7. Chuck Curry says:

    Thank god he wasn’t allowed to carry a gun. He might have killed one of the King’s deer.

  8. There is a race war going on in South Central and it doesn’t involve any white folks. Yet, nobody wants to talk about it. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

  9. Steve Goshel says:

    If the perps were Black which I would bet on, why no Hate Crime charge? Seems Whites are the only ones charged with it

    1. Troy Millay says:

      Thats because the hate crime bill was created just for us, the white race. Sure every now and then they will announce that they are seeking a hate crime involving another race but that most always gets pled down to a lesser assult. They have to say it just for good appearences.

  10. I watched enough “Dragnet” as a kid to realize that L.A. had mean streets. That’s why I stayed in New England.

  11. Those damn Mormons are ruining the city.

  12. Ray Batz says:

    The two vendors who survived the beatings should to able to ID the Amish people who nearly killed Mr. Reyes. Then the question is, will liberal L. A. authorities reveal that information even if it conflicts with the prevailing P. C. dictum that says criminals of a specific color must not be identified?

  13. John McAdams says:

    KTLA did reveal the race of the suspects: http://ktla.com/2018/03/18/fruit-vendor-brutally-beaten-in-downtown-l-a-during-robbery-stepson-says/

    Generally, publishing the descriptions of suspects still at large should be done. Helps in their capture.

    1. Rex Jones says:

      Thanks, John M. I read the article…blacks…other news says 4 men and a women. Apparently, these blacks were offended by seeing someone working in public. I’ve never judged by color, but this is getting ridiculous….beating up the vendor after he GAVE them the money…

      I will try to locate the gifting fund.

  14. I’m thinking he was probably attacked by Norwegians – Norwegians are known for their disdain of peanut vendors. If not Norwegians I’d go with Latvians. Certainly no black would ever do something like this…

  15. Dee Win says:

    This is what happens when you invite the entire third world to “c’mon in ! ” (and we’ll pay for your food and housing and health care and education, and maybe you can vote)

  16. gordonwagner says:

    Whatever become of basic journalism?

  17. Brian Hodge says:

    Sounds like a race/hate crime to me. Eric Holder (the Just), where are you now, that we really need you?

  18. LA…third world cesspool!
    Rational people always carry a hollow point surprise!

  19. Just some Dreamers beating the stuffing out of a Dreamer, no news here.

  20. Too bad honest people are prevented from carrying a handgun in Los Angeles. This guy would have needed more than the allotted 10 round magazine as well… California gun laws protecting violent criminals from their victims every day.

  21. build the wall and stop this!!

  22. No description of the perps? We all know what THAT means.

  23. Patriotic blacks defending the country from illegal mexicans

    1. Mike Stein says:

      Buffalo Soldiers. Time to cast Hamilton II.

  24. So where is the news about the police investigation to catch these dirtbags

  25. Don Butler says:

    OK, no race mentioned. We know what that means.

  26. Saw this on Drudge. Left for http://www.PressCalifornia.com for more real California news.

  27. Tony Rains says:

    Democrats doing what they do best. Was Sean Penn part of the group? Robert Dinero?

  28. Zak Watson says:

    Anti-racists say there is a RACE problem that can only be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and “assimilates.”

    What if I said there was a RACE problem that could only be solved if hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black country? How long before people realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem, but the conclusion to the BLACK problem?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  29. Our SJW warriors misruling our state up in Corruptamento have gutted three-strikes and reclassified many crimes so that the state is now overrun with criminals who SHOULD be behind bars. This man’s sad fate is the outcome. THANK you, Democrats! >: -/

  30. Paul Lemieux says:

    Sad he works every day with no day off and has no health insurance… =(

  31. Nick says:

    Description of the suspects please?

  32. John Jupiter says:

    The violent criminals must have been BLACK,,otherwise the media would have given out a description

  33. Chuck Yates says:

    Sounds like this guy is an illegal.

  34. David James says:

    Do these kind of attacks happen in Oaxaca, Mexico?

  35. sorry to hear, I love SC and LA is going by way of Chicago sad sad sad

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