WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — Police in Westminster asked for the public’s help to find a man they say assaulted a man with autism at an In-N-Out.
The assault was reported at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the restaurant, 6292 Westminster Blvd., police said. The man with autism was ordering food at a walk-up window when the suspect apparently attacked him for not moving aside fast enough after ordering his food.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
Police say the victim was punched several times.
“Attacking vulnerable members of our community is not only cowardly, but it is despicable,” Westminster police said in a statement.READ MORE: Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle
Cell phone video police say was shot after the assault shows the suspect walking around the restaurant as he waited for his food while the victim asks him repeatedly why he called him names and hit him.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with scruffy brown hair. He wore a white T-shirt and dark khaki shorts at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity can call police Detective N. Vasquez-Phan at (714) 548-3815.MORE NEWS: Moreno Valley Man Accused Of Trying To Bury Wife Alive At San Diego Beach
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