Posted on January 4, 2024

2 Men Viciously Beat 67-Year-Old Houston Man With Alzheimer’s After He Tried Getting in Wrong Car, Video Shows

Patrick Reilly, New York Post, December 30, 2023

Two men were arrested after they viciously beat up and robbed a 67-year-old man diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia in a Houston parking lot after he tried to get in the wrong car.

Senior citizen Florentino Hurtado and his wife went to a local meat market on Saturday. Hurtado, who has been struggling with diagnoses for the past two years, remained behind in the car while his wife went inside the store, his daughter, Jessica, told ABC13.

Surveillance footage shows Hurtado exiting the car, looking disoriented {snip} He then tries to pull on the door handle of the wrong car, video shows, but the door was locked.

Trayvon Lockridge and Deroderic Stephens, who appeared to own the car, then got out and brutally beat the elderly man, stomping his head into the street and punching him repeatedly, video shows.

The assailants stole Hurtado’s cellphone before driving off, leaving him on the ground in the parking lot.


Hurtado, who weighs less than 100 pounds, suffered a broken cheekbone, a possible traumatic brain injury, a black eye and several cuts that required stitches, his family said.

Jessica said her father does not speak English, which could have added to the confusion.