This story isn’t about a Good Guy with a Gun, it’s a testimony to why we need more of them — and what can happen if you haven’t taken the responsibility to be prepared upon yourself.
The story is from Grandview, MO., and it’s not for the faint of heart.
One Sunday around 2 am Police say three to five armed suspects broke into a home and held its occupants hostage for 3.5 hours, during which time they were tortured. The men were tied up and forced to listen to the terrifying sounds as the woman (21) was raped in a downstairs bedroom. Her boyfriend (24) and two uncles (50 and 57) were tied up and scalded with hot grease, and one of them suffered injuries to his ankle when a suspect assaulted him with a drill.
“The suspects were dressed in dark clothing with masks over their heads,” Detective Sgt. Dean Van Winkle said. “There’s not much more description of them other than two were smaller and one was a larger male.”
The masked men put pillow cases over the victims’ heads and demanded money over and over.
“There’s so much blood in that house, it’s a crime scene. (…) they just ransacked it, the house is totally ransacked. This is crazy. I cannot believe that five young men, each of these men has mothers, and each one of these mothers has to know what I’m feeling,” said family member Pamela Sims.
“They wish they could protect her. They knew they were hurting her”, Sims said.
The injuries were extensive and especially cruel. The female victim’s daughter, who is almost 2 years old, was also in the home, but luckily wasn’t injured.
Police responded to a 911 call when one of the victims ran to a neighbor’s house calling for help — around 5:30 a.m.
Family members of the victims are asking anyone with information about the suspects to contact the Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
As ironic as it sounds, most home invasions happen at home. Are you ready to protect yourself and defend your family if someone were to break into your house, intent on torturing you and making you listen while they raped your wife, your girlfriend, or your daughter?
Source: KCTV 5 News via Doug L.