According to the Ringgold Police Department, the incident took place about 6:45 p.m. Oct. 24. Two armed intruders in their early 20s entered the home of a 70-year-old man while he was sitting on his couch watching television.
“The victim stated that he was sitting on the couch when two Hispanic males entered his house via the front door that was closed, but not locked,” officer Tom Evans said. “He stated that the two men approached him from both sides, and that both were armed with knives.”
The victim informed police that as the duo continued to move closer to him, one of the men repeatedly asked “where are the pills,” after he used his knife to cut the victim’s nearby telephone line.
“The victim replied to the offenders that he didn’t have any pills,” Evans said. “He (the victim) said that he then moved forward on the couch seat.”
While the intruder kept insisting on information about possible pills in the house, the victim reached under the sofa and offered up his own solution to the problem by stating “How about I blow your heads off?”
At that time, the victim says, the two suspects ran out of the home, and were seen driving off in a white or silver-colored passenger vehicle.
The victim stated that one of the men was wearing a white baseball cap, while the other man had very short brown hair. The report was unclear whether the victim was armed or produced a firearm.
Anyone with information regarding the case or the suspects is encouraged to contact the Ringgold Police Department at 706-935-3066.
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