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Man wanted after assaulting 75-year-old on golf course, sending him to the hospital

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 21:20:54-04

GLENDALE, AZ — A man is wanted after allegedly assaulting a 75-year-old man at a Glendale golf course.

The incident happened at the Legends Golf Course near 67th Avenue and Deer Valley Road on May 26.

The victim says he accidentally hit his golf ball too close to the suspect and his group of friends.

When he went to retrieve his golf ball, he says he was physically attacked.

"He beat me in my head...with his fist," said the victim, Bashir Mahmud.

Mahmud told ABC15 admits the two traded insults but says he drove away in his golf cart, yet the other golfer came and attacked him.

"If I could have swung my club, I would have," he said. "He was on me so fast to where he knocked me down and he pinned to the ground and he just started beating me."

His friends say when they arrived to help, the suspect was on top of Mahmud, hitting him in the head.

Mahmud says he was hospitalized twice and his bills have exceeded $100,000 as he recovers from head injuries and seizures. He says there was no need to turn a disagreement into violence.

"We could have probably worked it out a lot better than that," Mahmud said.

Family released this photo of Mahmud, who is continuing to recover at home.

The suspect reportedly got up and left on a golf cart with another male, who is considered a “person of interest” by police.

Investigators have released a photo in an effort to find the two.

The suspect is described as being a white male between the ages of 20-30 years old, 6’3” in height, weighing 240 lbs, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and gray shorts.

The “person of interest” is described as being a white male between the ages of 20-30 years old, 5’10” in height, weighing 160 lbs, with short facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and tan shorts.

He is pictured below.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Glendale Police Department immediately.