Posted: Jan 27, 2010 6:22 PM by David Ortiviz
Updated: Jan 27, 2010 6:22 PM
The son of a 94-year old Pueblo man who was beaten and robbed last weekend is seeking justice. Mick Lindvay organized a news conference at the hospital Wednesday morning to make a plea to the public. "If somebody saw something at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, 1700 block of Stone Ave. near St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, please give a call to the police so we can track down the assailant," said Lindvay.
Pueblo Police say his 94-year old father Michael was attacked during a home invasion. Detectives say someone knocked on Michael Lindvay's back door and asked to borrow some sugar. When Lindvay turned around, the suspect threw him down a flight of stairs and tried to smother him with a plastic bag.
Mick Lindvay lives in Indiana, but rushed to Pueblo when he heard what happened. "It was like being punched in the gut," said Lindvay. "I couldn't believe someone would try to do this to my father," he added.
Police say the suspect stole money from inside the home.
Lindvay spoke to news reporters, by his father's bedside. Michael Lindvay's face and arms were badly bruised. Officers say he suffered severe injuries, including a broken nose and broken ribs. The elderly man, who turns 95 years old on Monday, continues to recover at the hospital. "I call him the man of steel, I can't believe he could survive something like that," said Mick Lindvay.
If you have any information about this crime, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.