Man Brutally Attacked in Campisi’s Parking Lot

If you know something, call the cops.

A concerned FrontBurnervian points us to Ivan Pugh’s Facebook page. Pugh owns Alligator Cafe, and he asks for any and all help with identifying the assailants who attacked his friend Sunday night. Writes Pugh:

Luis Rocha Sr. 70

Brutally attacked Sunday Night in the Campisi’s parking lot by three young white assailants. Mr. Rocha is a father, Grandfather, small business owner, and a veteran. A long time resident of Dallas, a great man and neighbor. He is currently in ICU at Baylor Medical Center. We are trying to get any information about who did this to him using Social Media. For some reason the media thinks traffic problems and smash and grab robberies are more news worthy events.

Attached is the police report with all the pertinent information on date and time. Please contact police if you know anything or call Crime Stoppers. Please don’t let this report fool you the police description of his injuries and vague and incomplete. He suffered a broken arm, several broken ribs, a crushed eye socket and internal bleeding. Please help!

Update (1/8/14, 4:25) Here is a statement from David Campisi, owner of the restaurant:

“My family and my staff offer our prayers for complete healing and recovery to Mr. Luis Rocha.  Mr. Rocha has been a loyal customer and friend of ours for many years.  While this horrific event did not take place in our parking lot, as has been widely reported, we are nevertheless saddened that it took place near one of our restaurants.
“Last year, we expanded our parking facilities by adding additional lighting and surveillance, and we regularly work with our neighbors along Mockingbird Lane to ensure the safety of all our guests.  We believe we provide a safe environment, and we will continue to work with the police and others to ensure that Mockingbird Lane is as safe as possible.”


  • Glenn Campbell

    If my memory serves me right, this is the second time someone has been brutally beaten in that parking lot. I think maybe the last guy was killed. I would assume that the Campisi’s management took some security measure after the first incident, or at very least installed surveillance camera systems. Mr. Rocha’s family should look into that.

    Of course that would mean taking time out of your busy olive oil in the vajay-jay photo sessions.

    • Du-Oh

      There was also the incident at Campisis about 20+ years ago when the baseball umpire was shot and paralyzed. I’m surprised there doesn’t appear to be an security cameras covering the door or the parking lot.

  • Shawn Corley

    might want to block the home address just in case these guys find out about it

  • Jenny

    Yes, I agree with Shawn Corley – I know this is “public” information, but most wouldn’t know where to find this… I think this could put the victim in more danger. Just a thought to protect this poor man.

  • Getaclue

    Get the victims address off the Police Report!! How many editors screwed this up?

  • Tim Rogers

    This post originally included a link to the police report. That report, which is public information, included the victim’s address. I took down that link.

  • Jenny

    Thank you Tim for taking this down. This is a friend of my husband’s father – and I would hate to see them in more danger. I know the address and police report are public – but why make it easier, right? Thanks!