Mahud Villalaz Bio
Mahud Villalaz is a welder who has been in the United States for 19 years. He suffered second-degree burns to his face in an acid attack. He is a United States citizen originally from Peru.
Mahud Villalaz Age
He is 42-year-old.
Acid Attack on Mahud Villalaz
on Saturday he remained stunned by his encounter on Milwaukee’s south side with a man at a bus stop who began berating him and then threw acid onto his face from a metal bottle.
Villalaz said his attacker called him an “illegal” and told him to “get out of this country” before throwing acid in his face.
Video of battery acid attack of Mahud Villalaz by 61-year-old White suspect released by restaurant. The alleged suspect has been arrested in connection with the acid attack and is facing a felony aggravated battery charge. Article link: https://t.co/KJv8PPOEga pic.twitter.com/YTIi2IKhkw
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The acid attack last night near 13th and Cleveland was a heinous crime that will have a long-term impact on the life of the victim, Perez said in the statement. This was senseless violence, it needs to stop.
Perez added the community is encouraged that the attack is being investigated as a hate crime.
The Milwaukee Police Department did not specify whether the attack is investigating as a hate crime, telling CNN this is still an open investigation.
Morin said Villalaz had to explain the incident to his wife and two young children. They weren’t able to understand how somebody could do this to a person without knowing them.
My son calls me today Daddy, what happened with you?’ And what (can I) tell him? Some crazy guy did this to me, Villalaz said through tears.
#Milwaukee Peruvian Mahud Villalaz was leaving a restaurant & a racist threw acid in his face. He was leaving a Peruvian (Chef Paz) Restaurant on Milwaukee's South Side on 13th & Cleveland. He was told to, "Go Back To Your Country!" He was treated at St. Mary's Hospital. pic.twitter.com/zVx1sxAtSh
— Alida 🍯 (@honeynoir) November 2, 2019
Acid Attack Suspect
Milwaukee police say they arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with the vicious attack against Mahud Villalaz that caused second-degree burns.
Charges will be brought forward to the District Attorney’s Office in the next couple of days, Milwaukee Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Sheronda Grant confirmed to CNN.