Posted: May 11, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Updated: May 25, 2012 6:42 PM EDT
By Laura McCallister, Multimedia Producer - email
By Betsy Webster, News Reporter - bio | email
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -
Two men beat up a World War II Veteran, ransacked his home, and stole from him.
Police need the public's help identifying the two men, and the elderly man's story about what happened to him is harrowing.
"He did one of them Texas Ranger kicks - knocked me back against the door, against the refrigerator and plum down on my knees," Roy Hooten said. "This is so painful in here [holds upper ribcage] it even hurts to breathe."
Hooten is dealing with a cracked rib and a deep gash from a pistol whipping after a good deed left him bloodied and bruised.
"He said ‘we need to make a phone call. Can we use your phone?'" Hooten said.
Hooten opened the door for two men about 10 a.m. Thursday but, before long, he felt a foot in his chest and was splayed onto the kitchen floor. The men started yelling ‘where's your money?'