Robbers Duct-Tape 99-Year-Old Woman During Home Invasion
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (CBS) – A 99-year-old woman was duct-taped in a chair and attacked in her own home in southwest suburban Romeoville on Wednesday.
Ann Budzinski, who turned 99 on Saturday, talked to CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov on Thursday about what the three attackers did to her and her disabled son over the weekend.
She said one of the attackers grabbed her forearm and pushed her down.
“Then I noticed I was bleeding,” she said. “I figured I better not scream or nothing, because you don’t know what they’re gonna do.”
Budzinski said she kept her wits about her as the three attackers tied her son to a chair and duct-taped both of their mouths.
“They pushed me back on this chair here, and that’s where they put the duct tape on me,” James Budzinski said in an interview in their living room.
He said one of the attackers had come to their door around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, claiming he needed to check the water pressure at their house. When he tried to shut the door on that man, two others helped the stranger barge into the house.
“I had a stick there with me that I use when I go out, and I was going to hit the guy with it,” Ann said. “That’s how he grabbed me, and he pulled me. Then I almost fell down, then he pushed me on the chair.”
James said the robbers threatened to kill them….
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