UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Horrific Beating of Elderly Man at Buena Park Bus Stop

June 14, 2019 - 12:02 pm
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 BUENA PARK - A 33-year-old suspect is now behind bars for Wednesday morning's vicious attack at a Buena Vista bus stop which left a 65-year-old man in critical condition after he was repeatedly stomped on the head. 

Officers responded to a report at a bus stop at Beach Boulevard and Orangethorpe Avenue about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and found the victim unconscious, according to the Buena Park Police Department.

Witnesses told officers the victim and another man got into a shouting match, then the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and proceeded to kick and stomp the victim repeatedly in the head before taking the victim's bike and riding away eastbound on Orangethorpe Avenue, police said.

Video of the beating was captured by the dashcam of an Orange County Transportation Authority bus.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and has yet to regain consciousness, the BPPD said early today.

On Friday morning, police announced that a suspect -- 33-year-old Kenneth Heimlich -- had been arrested by Fullerton police in connection with a similar attack in that city. Details of that alleged assault were not immediately released.