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Two Brothers Charged With Beating Up a Woman, 83, at a Bus Stop

Prosecutors allege Paul Grigore Patrulescu, 30, and Ciprian Patrulescu, 31, punched an 83-year-old woman in the face twice at a bus stop in Costa Mesa.

ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- Two brothers are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for allegedly attacking an 83-year-old woman at a local bus stop.

Paul Grigore Patrulescu, 30, and Ciprian Patrulescu, 31, both of Costa Mesa, are each charged with one felony count of inflicting injury on an elder adult. According to the Orange County district attorney's office, the brothers approached an 83-year-old woman at a bus bench on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa and asked her to go eat at a restaurant with them on the night of Aug. 18. The victim refused their offer and began to scream for help. The brothers are accused of then punching her twice in the face and fleeing the scene on foot, prosecutors said.

A witness driving by saw the attack and called the Costa Mesa Police Department. Officers found the victim lying on the bus bench, bleeding above her left eye with cuts to her nose and face.

Police found the brothers nearby and arrested them in Costa Mesa.

If convicted, the brothers face a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. The men are out of custody on $50,000 bail and scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

ethel franco September 29, 2012 at 06:36 AM
rahter biased--young people have heart (and other) conditions as well which could have been initiated by this punkass attack. Please do not age discriminate. IT is bad enough to see those CAUTION: BABY ON BOARD signs in cars (like, okay--I am middle-aged: bang the hell outta my vehicle???)
ethel franco September 29, 2012 at 06:38 AM
Bambi: were you born ignorant or did an accident make you that way? A family trait, perhaps?
ethel franco September 29, 2012 at 06:44 AM
actually retarded means SLOW (it does not refer automatically to peole with donws or other developmental conditions). WHen I was in elem school (back in the dark ages), the devel dis classes and students were referred to as the retarded calsses (officially). Like colored or negro, at the time the word was not considered inappropriate. Now it has other connotations. One thing we don;t know when on the net is the age of the blogger/poster. My students usually go into paroxysms of laughter when characters in old-fashioned novels say to one another: I wish I were gay again! Today's meaning is very different from the context of 1890. Some very kind and gentle older folk still refer to Blacks/Af-Americans as colored people and they do not mean to imply any negative connotations. Ditto with the use of retarded: its implictions ave changed over time. just an FYI
ethel franco September 29, 2012 at 06:46 AM
taetae: so if someone turns down your invitation to dinner you BEAT them up? How about walking away (if they thought SHE was the nut job)?
Leo September 29, 2012 at 08:34 AM
Margaret, you go to fast, just because you see a foreign last name on this two guys that dosen't indicate they are ilegally, you are Won, so, many ignorant people may think that you may be a foreign person and illegally too.
Leo September 29, 2012 at 08:40 AM
Hey man, smart opinion many people at that age become very angry and use offensive words just for almost nothing I will wait and listen the other part of the story
Patricia LaRose September 29, 2012 at 08:58 AM
You are right. They are afraid to pick on someone their own size. They might get hurt (I hope so).
Patricia LaRose September 29, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Idiots like that don't think about the consequences of their actions. Parents where are you? The lack of teaching children that there are consequences to their actions has resulted in a "gimme" society and if you don't give it, it will be forceably taken from you.
bonnie wolfe September 29, 2012 at 09:14 AM
cowardly maggots they deserve punishment for a brutial crime as this certainly was. I hate to think what they had intended to do if she had gone to eat with them. Probably rob her and beat her unconscience or even kill her. They certainly did plan on breaking bread with her. low life worthless good for nothing slime
bonnie wolfe September 29, 2012 at 09:23 AM
society doesn't need dangerous thugs on our streets. I would give them minimum ten years. This was a crime against an elderly person. In thier eyes a hate crime and I would treat it as such.
bonnie wolfe September 29, 2012 at 09:28 AM
these punks will be lucky if they get past reception .They won't last long, There is no safe corner, no place to hide for them. So in all they will be getting what they deserve.
Gail Smith September 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM
I like your idea. When it said 2 brothers in the headlines, I thought I would see 16 &17. Not 30 &31..Lock them up and throw away the key!
Gail Smith September 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Unfortunately-you could be right. How sad is that.
Gail Smith September 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM
agree
Patricia LaRose September 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM
On AOL there is another article about a carniverous plant. Need a big enough carniverous plant so that the judge could sentence them to letting the plant eat the offending fist of each offender.
Laura McCubbin Thomsen September 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM
this is an awful, immoral and cowardly deed. first and foremost I hope the victim is doing much better and secondly I don't believe 1 should always blame the parents involved. These are grown men let them stand on their own. most of the time parents do their best who knows where they made the wrong turn.
David Williams October 01, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Should be no plea-bargaining in this case. These scumbags should receive the maximum penalty under the law.
Rulove October 03, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Wow they made a big mistake.. Maximum penalty for sure and then when they get out they should be paroled out to help the elderly.
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Gas October 04, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Let justice to judge! NOT guilty! Do not hit! They are now suffering. I know there are good guys. This year he died of cancer and my grandmother were well cared for with love. Working that night was the birthday of one. Be good. Old admitted that they did not hit her,
Paige Austin February 01, 2013 at 04:02 AM
So they got 60 to 90 days in jail: http://patch.com/A-17kd

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