My question involves injury or loss that occurred in the state of: CA
A couple weeks ago, when I was biking to the store, I saw this one guy with a bike exactly like my boyfriend’s that got stole some time ago. So I rode ahead and stopped in front of him. He end up stop and when I tried to talk with him, he just acted dumb and never say a word. After a while, I gave up and head home to tell my boyfriend about this. Since this guy look easily intimidated and my boyfriend hate polices. We decided to try talk to him in civil manner first. For a couple days I and my boyfriend would hang out at the park watching for him.
When we finally saw him again, I rode up to him and stopped him again. He tried same thing again, but my boyfriend wouldn’t have any of it so he got in this guy’s face and started to yell at him, hoping to scare him into talk. This guy finally tried to pull phone out and since we doesn’t want to deal with polices, my boyfriend push the phone away and grasp him by shirt. This guy tried to use phone again so my boyfriend shoved him down along with the bike.
Realizing he was being too rough, my boyfriend apologized and tried to go to help him up, but the guy stood up and start to attack my boyfriend.
It ends up with my boyfriend having fractured eye orbit, broken nose, and a fractured femur that require surgery and cause him to lose his job. My arm was broke and two of my teeth got knocked out when I tried to stop the fight.
When the police came, it turned out this guy is deaf and the bike was his. He says he was trying to use phone to communication with us via text. To our disgust, he was let go.
Today at the court, I and my boyfriend was there to try press a charge on this guy who assaulted my boyfriend. This guy came in wearing a jeans and a buttoned shirt with couple top buttons unbuttoned. He never seems a one bit worried or scared. He communicated through a translator at the court. At first it seems to be going good because the guy was getting grilled by the judge about being one of the top American kick boxer fighter in Japan and Korea.
Once the witness started to talk, almost all says my boyfriend started the fight. But my boyfriend never dealed the first blow and it was just all a horrible mistake and I and my boyfriend both receive some serious injury while he walk away without a bruise.
It ended up with him not being guilt in self defend.
After that, when I and my boyfriend was about to leave the court, we saw him drove away in a car that my boyfriend say cost over a hundred grand of dollars.
When my boyfriend still have job, he made only $12 an hour and I make only 9 an hour. Now my boyfriend has a huge medicine bills to pay and still have no transport of any kind and won’t be able to walk without crutch for some time. While this guy has money and doesn’t even offer any sympathy or help with the bills.
Why would they let this guy get away with everything? He’s a trained fighter and he did all this damages to us and walk away from it like as if it was nothing. Is it because he has all those moneys? Is it because he’s deaf? Or what?