Stranger Tackles 94-Year-Old Man

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

Pueblo police say a strange man knocked on a 94-year-old man's door on Saturday in Pueblo and asked him for a cup of sugar, but when the elderly man turned his back to get the sugar he was tackled.

The attack happened at night on the 1700 block of Stone Ave. which is off of Lake Ave. near W. Northern Blvd.

The attacker threw the elderly man down a flight of stairs and then attempted to smother the victim with a plastic bag.

The suspect stole items from the house before leaving the scene.

Police were summoned to the house because the victim was wearing a medical alarm bracelet.

The 94-year-old male is still in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

Police say this is a warning to all our senior citizens not to open the door to any strangers no matter what they are asking for.

If you have any information on this case you are urged to call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP (542-7867) or visit their web site at Your information could earn you a cash reward.

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  • by Stacy Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 28, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    This is such a horrible crime and you are right only a coward would treat a person this way. Whoever is responsible for this crime should be punished to the fullest extent. Of course I can't say what I really wish could be done to this coward that commited this crime...but I am sure others share my feelings. My prayers are with this man & his family as he recovers.
  • by melissa Location: pueblo on Jan 26, 2010 at 05:50 PM
    Only COWARDS perform such acts!!!
  • by RED Location: P.U. BLOWS. CO on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    The death penalty is a easy way out for a this when you catch him please do a prisoner exchange to california trade one a.h--- for another let the inmates in Corcoran St. Prison take care of him.
  • by none Location: Pueblo on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:11 PM
    He is such a wonderful man and would never hurt anyone! I am deaply saddened and disgusted to think anyone could do something like this! I will be praying for the victims recovery and justice for whoever did this cowardly and discusting act!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    Poor man! I hope he recovers soon. Shame on people taking advantage of the elderly.
  • by Cory on Jan 25, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    Wish this loser would have come to my door for some sugar. I would have given him 5 pounds worth right across his chops. I hope the elderly man is OK.
  • by Angel on Jan 25, 2010 at 07:06 PM
    Pathetic picking on the elderly.
  • by S Location: Austin on Jan 25, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    This is really horrible. :( What kind of low life preys on old people? Poor man. I hope he's ok. :( :( :(
  • by jared Location: cos on Jan 25, 2010 at 06:13 PM
    What a pos! I would pay money to find out who this guy is! and he WOULD NOT be coming out of the hospital! Hopefully this gentleman will be able to recover from this. What the hell is the matter with ppl?
  • by CommonSense Location: Pueblo,CO on Jan 25, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    What in the world are people thinking. To attack the elderly in their own home. What a travisty.
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