A 75-year-old man used his cane to stave off an assault by two men who attacked him while he strolled through his South San Francisco neighborhood Thanksgiving night.
Police are searching for the two assailants, who fled the scene laughing.
The attack happened about 8:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Alhambra Road as the man walked along his usual route in his neighborhood, police said.
"It's obviously pretty disgusting," said police Lt. Mike Remedios, who lives in the neighborhood. "I can't imagine what would motivate anybody to attack a 75-year-old man who's out for a walk after Thanksgiving dinner. It's generally a very quiet neighborhood."
The two attackers got out of a blue or light-green sedan similar to Honda or Toyota and confronted the older man, but did not make any demands for money or belongings, police said.
One of the assailants hit the man in the face with an object that left a 1-inch cut just below his eye, investigators said.
The other attacker tried to kick the man, but was thwarted when the senior citizen whacked him with his 4-foot walking cane, according to police.
The two assailants were heard laughing as they got back into their car and drove away, police said. Family members took the victim to a hospital emergency room for his cut to be treated.
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