A suspect was behind bars Friday in connection with the vicious beating of a 65-year-old man at a Buena Park bus stop that was captured on a bus-mounted surveillance camera.
The attack occurred about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the bus top at Beach Boulevard and Orangethorpe Avenue, where the victim was left 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.
Buena Park police released the graphic surveillance video in hopes of generating tips.
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.
The victim in the Buena Park attack was taken to a hospital in critical condition and has yet to regain consciousness, police said.
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