Rich Mexican Sorry For Beating Parking Attendant

Published January 12, 2012 4:27AM (EST)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A wealthy Mexican man has apologized for beating a parking attendant who refused to show him where to find the jack in his car.

The lawyer for parking attendant Hugo Enrique Vera says the defendant in the case has apologized to his client and agreed to pay damages for the July 8 beating.

Lawyer Ademar Gonzalez says Vera accepted a payment from Miguel Sacal, but isn't disclosing the amount.

Vera says two of his client's front teeth were broken in the beating, which was captured on a surveillance camera and posted on YouTube on Tuesday. It shows Sacal insulting the attendant and slapping and punching him.

The incident is the latest in a series of recent class- and race-discrimination scandals that have drawn outrage in Mexico.

By Salon Staff

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