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WTF? 2 Brothers Arrested For Beating Up 83-Year-Old Woman At Bus Stop

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What's up with people attacking elderly ladies just trying to take public transportation?Last week, a man in khakis pepper-sprayed a 73-year-old woman waiting for the Metrolink early in the morning in Burbank. And this weekend a pair of brothers beat up an 83-year-old woman at a bus stop in Costa Mesa.

Ciprian and Paul Patrulescu, 29 and 30, respectively, punched a woman early on Saturday morning after she refused their offer to buy her dinner, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The victim was waiting for a bus around 4 am near Harbor Boulevard and Baker Street. She repeatedly asked the Patrulescu brothers to leave her alone, but they allegedly kept on harassing her (reports indicate that they had been drinking earlier). She pushed one of the men away when he put his arm around her, and that's when one of the men allegedly slugged her.

The victim was bruised and her eye was injured. She was treated at the scene.

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A passing motorist witnessed what was going on and called the police. The brothers were arrested on suspicion of committing battery, conspiracy to commit a crime and elder abuse. They're being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.