California Man Arrested for Allegedly Punching Elderly Victims In Unprovoked Attacks

A 25-year-old California man, Nicholas Hosteter, was arrested by the Campbell Police Department on Saturday morning in connection with two separate incidents of unprovoked violence against elderly individuals.

Hosteter allegedly punched one man and then, after the assault, posed casually for a photo that was taken by the victim before fleeing the scene. The image shows the assailant smiling with his hands in his pockets and was released by police to identify the attacker.

According to authorities, Hosteter allegedly punched a victim on San Tomas Aquino Road on May 4 before casually posing for a photo taken by the victim prior to fleeing the scene. The image, which shows Hosteter smiling with his hands in his pockets, was released by police in an effort to identify the suspect.

On Friday, a 75-year-old man was attacked while taking a walk near Inwood Drive and Elam Avenue. Hosteter allegedly punched the elderly victim in the face before attempting to fight with the victim’s family members who had returned to the area with him.

Police were able to arrest him the following morning with the help of his parents. Hosteter was charged with two counts of elder abuse and an additional count of battery on an officer for allegedly kicking one of the officers.