Elderly Ada Vet Recovering After Being Beaten, Robbed


Monday, March 14th 2016, 2:23 pm
By: News 9


A 92-year-old World War II veteran was severely beaten during an armed robbery inside his own home.

He wasn't found until two days later when a friend showed up to check on him.

His arms are bruised and blackened, and his entire body doesn't look much differently. It's one of his first trips out since the attack.

“I'm going to the doctor,” he said.

He doesn't want to talk about what happened, but he said he didn't mind if his daughter did. Neither want to draw any more attention to their identities than necessary. The attackers are still out there.

"I'm fearful for him, but he's not,” his daughter said. “He's just a tough guy. He's a tough veteran."

Sunday, two men broke into this World War II veteran's house. They jerked him out of his wheelchair and ruthlessly beat him. He told investigators they had gun but just couldn't pull the trigger.

They took his money, his phone and cut his phone lines. They even broke his wheelchair.

For two days, he was helpless before his friend came over and found him covered in his own dried blood and called 911.

Dispatch: "Ada 911. What's the location of your emergency?"

Friend: "They beat him up."

Friend: "They took his phone. He's in a wheelchair. So there isn't any way he can get a hold of anybody."

Friend: "He's pretty bruised up."

He’s now healing.

"Since his wounds were over four hours old they couldn't stitch him,” his daughter said.

He's waiting for officers to find those who did this.

"I think just low-life scum that would do this to an elderly person that's defenseless and disabled in a motorized wheelchair,” his daughter said. "I feel sorry for them. I really do."

Authorities have had several leads, but so far have made no arrests.