91-Year-Old Man Severely Beaten in Little Havana

A 91-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was severely beaten earlier this month in Little Havana.

City of Miami police handed out flyers Friday in the hopes of finding the person who beat Candido Manuel Pla, also known as "Manolo," on August 7 in the area of NW Flagler Street and 10th Avenue.

Neighbors in Pla's community say he is a healthy, happy and a helpful man.

"He would have given you the shirt off his back," said Wanda Bender, a neighbor. "He was a great guy, fed the homeless, gave them a place to sleep, gave them a place to shower, and this is how they repay him."

Police are asking anyone who has information to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 305-471-TIPS. If the tip leads to an arrest, the tipster may be eligible for a reward up to $3,000.

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