GoFundMe Set Up For 64-year-old Paletero Who Was Beaten Unconscious And Robbed
A GoFundMe has been set up for 64-year-old paletero Antonio Ramirez. Ramirez was beaten unconscious by 3-4 suspects, who then robbed him of his entire day's earnings. The suspects remain at large.
Attacks on street vendors continue, and seem to be escalating.
This latest attack happened on June 11th, in Denver, and left 64-year-old Antonio Ramirez-Chavez with serious injuries.
Antonio was loading his paleta cart into his Dodge Caravan, which was parked at a local school, when 3-4 suspects drove up in a green SUV, exited the vehicle, and assaulted him, reports NBC's Channel 9 News.
The suspects beat Antonio unconscious before stealing his day's earnings, $65.
A paleta man (ice cream man) is recovering after he was beaten until he lost consciousness.— adigtv (@AdiGTV) June 18, 2020
Antonio, 64, was packing up his ice cream cart for the day when 3-4 suspects attacked him. They made off with his earnings for the day, $65.
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Antonio reported the attack to the Denver Police the next night. After hearing what happened, the officer who took the report gave Antonio $70 out of his own pocket.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Antonio, who is seeking treatment for his injuries.
The suspects, which Antonio's GoFundMe describes as young African-Americans, are still at-large. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.