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92-year-old Pasco County man recounts violent home invasion as reward for suspect increases

Posted at 7:25 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 02:57:38-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — An elderly man in Pasco County recounts being ambushed and attacked inside his home earlier this summer as the reward for the suspect increases to $5,000.

Frank Black, 92, says things haven't been the same since the attack in June.

“I’ve lived here for 40 years. Never have had to lock all the doors," the victim, Frank Black, said.

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"I expected him to kill me. I don’t know why he didn’t," Black said.

Black, a retired school teacher, was home alone, at the time. He says he was in the bathroom, tending to a cut.

"I was leaning over trying to put the Band-Aid on," Black said.

Black says his attacker came from behind, unheard, and knocked him down.

"The person knocked me down to the floor and had in his hand, what looked like a sawed-off shotgun and he kept beating me over the head with the shotgun," Black said.

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According to Black, the man, wearing a stocking over his head, demanded cash and the keys to his truck.

The sheriff's office recovered Black's truck nearly 12 hours later from an apartment complex about a mile and a half away.

Black says they weren't able to help him recover his money or memory after all those blows to the head.

"I can’t remember people’s names sometimes and ordinary words, I can’t remember. I taught English, so I had to have words," Black said.

As a lifelong educator, Black just hoped the suspect would learn a lesson and law enforcement officers would be able to find him.

"I hope they do, because to do that to somebody else would be, well, it’s barbaric," Black said.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.