As doctors prepared to harvest organs from a brain-dead 36-year-old Moreno Valley man, detectives today sought public help to find the men who jumped Patrick Kasper as he delivered $90 worth of pizza.
Kasper had gone to the 22800 block of Adrienne Avenue to deliver the Pizza Hut food Thursday night, according to his family.
“I’ve lost my son, and nothing can bring him back,” Kasper’s mother, Lisa, told ABC7.
According to sheriff’s officials, Kasper was working for the Pizza Hut on Alessandro Boulevard when he was jumped by an unknown number of assailants, identified only as males.
The victim told investigators that he was knocked out in the attack. He went back to his workplace and reported the robbery a short time later.
According to the sheriff’s department, no suspects were located during a search of the area, and the house turned out to be abandoned.
Kasper was asleep at home Friday when he began struggling to breath, prompting his mother to call 911, the woman told reporters. He was pronounced brain dead by physicians at Riverside County Regional Medical Center hours later.
The man, who has one child, remained on life support today so that his organs can be harvested for transplant to others, according to the family.
“If you want the pizza, our drivers will give it to you,” Lisa Kasper told ABC7. “Just don’t hurt anybody else.”
Donations in support of the Kasper family are being collected at Pizza Huts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Detectives asked anyone with information to call the sheriff’s Moreno Valley station at (951) 247-8700.