Keith W. Kohn Sentinel Staff Writer
1:35 p.m. EDT, September 19, 2009
DAYTONA BEACH - A man using a wheelchair and his teenage stepson were attacked and cut overnight by home invaders using a machete, Daytona Beach police said today.
The attack on Byron Street early Saturday morning sent the man to the hospital, a report from police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said.According to the report, the victim had just arrived home and was in his wheelchair when four to six men ambushed him, asking, "Where's the stuff?"
The victim told police he responded that he didn't have anything and he was told the men would go into his house and kill his wife.Moments later, three of the men cut the homeowner with a machete as the other three used his keys to get into the house.
The victim's stepson stepson, who is about 13 and was asleep on the couch, was awakened and his dreadlocks cut. He was tossed to the floor, where he was kicked and beaten as the attackers asked for money.The home invaders then ransacked the house and took clothing and other items as they fled on foot.
The homeowner suffered a deep cut to his forehead and to his right and left hands. He was rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center. The stepson was treated at the scene