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Grandmother beaten at California bus stop, falls into road from random attack

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A 73-year-old grandmother was attacked while waiting at bus stop in a seemingly random incident in Long Beach, California. The elderly woman was left bruised and lying on the road by the suspect.

CBS Los Angeles reported Socorro de la Mora was attacked May 19, 2023, at a bus stop around 5:37 p.m. by a local resident. A 27-year-old named Amber Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of elderly abuse and one count of felony battery. She was held on $50,000 bail.

Jackson is alleged to be the suspect caught on video walking toward the senior citizen before abruptly hitting her in the face, sending the grandmother falling into oncoming traffic, just a few feet from a passing car. The suspect allegedly verbally assaulted the victim as well and fled the scene before police arrived.

The Long Beach Fire Department provided medical aid to the victim before she was taken to a hospital. De la Mora was photographed with two black eyes and a bump on her head.

"Emotionally, she's devastated, you know?" said Jesus Ramirez, the elderly victim's son, according to ABC7. "She can't go out the house because she doesn't feel safe any more," he continued.

"She's a lady, she's a grandma," Ramirez added. "Everyone who knows her will tell you she's a sweetheart."

Residents and witnesses are familiar with Jackson, who they say is a homeless drug addict who sometimes gets naked.

"That's the first time I have ever seen Amber do something like that," said resident Shirley Brown. "I never saw her do anything like that. I see her do crazy stuff like take her clothes off ... and I say, 'Amber! You better put your clothes back on before I call the police,' and she'll put her clothes back on."

Brown also said that Jackson was previously receiving treatment, but did not continue the help.

"A normal person wouldn't do that," Ramirez said of Jackson. "I think she has mental issues."

Police say the reason behind the battery is still unknown and that investigators are still working on the case to find a possible motive.

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