89-Year-Old Man Punched and Stabbed At McDonald’s Bathroom In Harbor Boulevard
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA (October 29, 2018) An 89-year-old man was attacked and stabbed in a senseless act of violence at a McDonald’s bathroom in Garden Grove.
The elderly man said good morning to the suspect as he was washing his hands and then he was attacked from behind. The man was stabbed multiple times in his upper body and had to be taken to the hospital.
Garden Grove police are saying that the incident happened around 10:52 a.m. The victim remains in critical condition. He was at the McDonald’s with several of his friends after going to church.
Surveillance video shows the attacker running from the McDonald’s on Harbor Boulevard. He appears to be a white male dressed in black with a hat on.
Police are asking anyone that has information about the attack to call the Garden Grove Police Department, Detective Bureau at (714) 741-5800.
Liability In Assaults At Restaurants
Businesses like McDonald’s are supposed to provide a reasonable level of safety for the guests and business patrons that come to visit. According to the California Supreme Court, businesses must provide, “assistance [to] their customers who become ill or need medical attention and that they are liable if they fail to act.” (Breaux v. Gino’s, Inc. (1984) 153 Cal.App.3d 379, 382). This includes taking some measures to help prevent violent crime. When a business is negligent in providing a reasonably safe environment and a person is attacked the business may face civil liability. The amount of security that a business should have depends on a number of factors. For example, a restaurant in a high crime area or that has a history of violent behavior on its premises will generally need to provide more security than other businesses. A victim of an assault at a restaurant may be able to recover damages by hiring a premises liability attorney and filing a claim.
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Greg Lee. Man, 89, stabbed in Garden Grove McDonald’s bathroom. October 29, 2018