Police say a man named Richard Colomo has been re-arrested in the random beating of an 86-year-old grandma in the Koreatown neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Richard Colomo, 41, was taken into custody on February 27, 2018 and charged with one felony count of elder or dependent adult abuse with infliction of injury. Colomo is being held on $80,000 bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum of nine years in a state prison.
Colomo was initially arrested for allegedly attacking 86-year old Mi Reum Song on February 10 while she was walking to a grocery store in Los Angeles’s Koreatown. She was struck in the forehead and fell backwards, hitting her head on the pavement and losing consciousness.
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Colomo allegedly fled the scene while the victim was taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Colomo was tracked down and arrested a few days later, but he was released on February 16 pending further investigation.
Police say Colomo did not know the victim and investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the crime.
Richard Colomo’s Alleged Crime Leaves Granddaughter “Livid”
Song was 85 at the time of the attack but has since turned 86, according to her granddaughter Yujin Audrey Ko.
Ko posted a photo of her injured grandmother on her Facebook page, showing Song with two black eyes swollen shut, a gash on her forehead, and the top of her head bandaged.
“Luckily, she was released [from hospital] and should be making a full recovery. She told me to let this go because she wants to forgive the man that did this but I cannot and I am livid,” Ko wrote.