Lubbock Senior Citizen Beaten in Home Invasion - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/12/08

Lubbock Senior Citizen Beaten in Home Invasion

When the economy takes a downturn, the number of robberies and home invasions often increases. Since June, Lubbock police say they've seen an increase in home invasions here in the Hub City.

Ken Forson remembers a time growing up in Lubbock when his family didn't have to lock their door. "All you'ld do was latch the screen at night," said Forson, but after Tuesday night, he says that's not the case anymore. "Just the day and time we live in. Learn to be real careful every minute of the day," he said. 

Forson was in bed when a loud noise woke him up around 1:30 A,M. He walked into the living room and saw an intruder who then beat him with an umbrella and Forson's own cane. "Forceful and wild, and wasn't showing any mercy whatsoever," said Forsen's wife Doris. "I heard him pleading with him to quit hitting him. What do you want he said. What are you doing this for, and i heard the guy banging around on the walls and on Ken," she added. 

The beating caused a bruised lung, a concussion, and several bruises all over Forson's body. "I'm gonna get real sore before this is over with," he said. 

Forson's wife heard him call out for help. "My husband said close the door honey, and lock it, and call 911. I need help. So that's what i did," she said. 

Once Doris called the police the intruder left, but he left behind markings on the back door.  Police think the intruder got in through the garage. He entered earlier in the night when the garage door was open. Later, they closed the door, but he was trapped in the garage for a few hours before he actually entered the house. Now the Forson's say all they can do is have faith, and try to live life as normal as possible.

If you know anything about this case, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. You can remain anonymous.

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