The investigation into the recent stabbing attack on an elderly man in a Garden Grove fast food eatery has a new focus: the driver of a pickup truck which police believe may have given a ride to the fleeing slasher.
According to Lt. Carl Whitney of the Garden Grove Police Department, detectives are seeking information about the driver of a red Toyota who picked up the suspect moments after the incident.
The attack occurred in the restroom of a McDonald’s at 13971 Harbor Blvd., just north of Westminster Avenue, at 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 27. The victim, an 89-year-old man, was washing his hands when he was assaulted from behind.
Police say the attacker struck the victim in the head and stabbed him several times with a knife. The suspect did not speak to or rob the victim.
From there, the attacker ran westbound and ended up at Angelo’s restaurant about a half-mile away. There, the suspect sought and got a ride out of the area in the Toyota.
The victim survived his injuries and remains hospitalized. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 30 years of age, 6-feet-tall and with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a black long-sleeved shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the driver of the Toyota is asked to call the GGPD at (714) 741-5818.
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