Over 6 decades ago 81-year-old Bob Humble fought in the Korean War. Today, a different kind of assault. A gunman at his front door.
Says Humble, "He rushed me at the front door and knocked me down and he wanted me to go to the back room where everybody was. Then put me on the floor and hogtied me. Ripped out the telephone cables and light cords and tied my arms behind my back and my legs."
Humble's wife Marilyn says the suspect rummaged thru the house taking jewelry.
Her husband says he took a sock. "A sock .. that's when he tore apart all the jewelry with the sock", says the 81-year-old.
The next thing he knew there was gunfire.
Covina Police say the suspect fired at a family friend who lives in the house when he resisted going in the back as ordered. He was hit in the shoulder. A second bullet, also fired inside the back of the home hit his 4-year-old daughter in the leg. That bullet, police tell me, was intended for another man inside who also resisted. He was grazed when the little girl was hit.
Neighbors were understandably upset. Said, a woman whose home was broken into two months ago "This is really bothering me. "It's really sad. It's really senseless" said another.
As for Humble, who proudly displays a flag in front of his home and whose respected by others in the neighborhood "I'm a little nervous and weak in the legs."
Police are looking for a suspect who is believed to be in his early 20s, about 5'10" with short hair, dark clothes, African American and who drove off in a gold car dropping a gold chain and other jewelry along the way.