Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson presented a Courageous Citizen award to Alejandro Delgadillo Aguirre at a Rotary Club of Westchester meeting. On June 8, 2015, a 70-year-old man was leaving a gas station in the city of Commerce when another man banged on his car. Believing he may have hit the man, the driver stopped to make sure no one was injured. The man then yelled at the elderly victim, forcibly pulled him out of the car and punched him several times. Mr. Aguirre was outside on a break when he saw the man attacking the victim. He called 911 and then “bear-hugged” the assailant to try to stop the beating. The man bit Mr. Aguirre in the arm until he bled, forcing him to withdraw his grip. The suspect then continued to punch the elderly man. Once again, Mr. Aguirre pulled the attacker from the victim. This time, with the help of several other bystanders, Mr. Aguirre took the man down and held him until sheriff’s deputies arrived. In August 2015, the defendant was convicted of elder abuse and sentenced to three years in state prison.