VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Residents from across the Victor Valley are rallying together to help their beloved Elote Man who is recovering after he was violently attacked and robbed.
As of Thursday morning, a Gofundme account created to help the 48-year-old victim Moises Aguilar has been shared 885 times and 113 donors have raised over $2,600.00 in 22 hours.
Moises makes his living as a street-vendor and has been working at the corner of Hughes Road and Rodeo Drive in Victorville now for several years.
Around the neighborhood, Moses is highly respected and best known as the infamous elote man or corn man (in English).
Using corn cooked in boiling water, Moises creates a mouth-watering delicacy covered in mayo, cheese, and spices and usually served wrapped in aluminum foil. The prized corn is usually sold for around $2.00.
Moises was at work on Monday, November 4, 2019, selling his corn at the corner when, unfortunately, everything changed for Moises as he was violently attacked and robbed for a mere sixty dollars.
Moises told VVNG two men walked up to him and one of the suspects held him from behind as he held a knife to his throat. Meanwhile, the other suspect desperately searched his pockets for money.
The men threw Moses to the ground and started to kick him in his head, neck, and back as they asked for even more money.
The two suspects who did it fled before police showed up. They were described as a black male, 20-25 years old, approximately 5’8”, 150 pounds and a white male, 20-25 years old, approximately 5’6”, 150 pounds, wearing a black shirt with a white logo on it.
Moises said the bruising and scars will go away but it’s the emotional pain he feels inside that will take longer to heal. Moises told VVNG he is sore but plans on returning to his corner and serving his community on Friday.
No suspects are in custody and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call VVPD at 760-241-2911.
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