WATCH: Homeless man pushes stranger under wheels of oncoming truck

December 06, 2018 - 1:57 pm

LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS) -- A man has been taken into police custody after he threw a stranger under the wheels of an oncoming truck in a brazen attack Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles. 

Surveillance video shows a man walking down West 6th Street around 10 a.m., when another man -- who is sitting on bench -- jumps up pushes the pedestrian under the truck. The man falls under the truck's front wheels, and the suspect proceeds to watch as the man is squashed by the truck. He then walks away.

The attack was apparently random, police said. 

The victim was left in critical condition with a collapsed lung and broken bones.

Firefighters in the area recognized the man in video that aired on KABC-TV and contacted police, who took the man into custody shortly afterwards. The suspect is expected to face a charge of attempted murder; he is believed to be homeless.