Police: Man breaks into Rock Hill woman’s home to escape attacker

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 23, 2013 

— A man crawled into the broken window of a Rock Hill woman’s home Friday in an attempt to hide from his assailant.

Police at about 10:45 p.m. were sent to a Friendship Drive home after receiving a call about a burglary, according to a Rock Hill police report. The homeowner, a 69-year-old woman, told police that a man, 48, knocked on her door asking to be let in because someone was trying to kill him.

The woman refused to let him inside, instead deciding that she would call the police, the report states. He told her he could not wait for police and broke the woman’s front window and then crawled in.

Police found the man bleeding on his face and elbows, the report states. The man told police he had been running from “Shaun,” who he owes $100 to, police said. While on Sidney Street, “Shaun” tried to put him in the trunk of his car. The victim resisted so “Shaun” hit him in the eye with his pistol.

The victim escaped and ran to Friendship Drive, the report states. Police went to the Sidney Street house and learned that the victim had been playing cards inside with several others. The homeowner told police the victim and a Charlotte man went outside. There was yelling and the homeowner said he saw the victim run away, while the Charlotte man got into his car.

He never saw a gun. The victim was taken to Piedmont Medical Center. Police are still investigating.

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