CINCINNATI –It's 1 o'clock on a sunny afternoon and a 20-year-old mentally disabled man is home alone. He doesn't suspect he's about to go through the most terrifying moments of his life.
Suddenly, two armed men in hoodies shatter his peace. They kick in the back door. They tie him up. They pistol-whip him in the head. They rob him of his precious possessions – a PlayStation3 and some games, two laptops – the things in his life that bring him joy when he's not being beaten up by cowards with guns.
How will he come to grips with that?
"It's going to haunt him. He's going to be talking about this situation for a long time," his mother told WCPO.
The attack happened Friday in Madisonville in a house off Jameson Street. Two men with guns against one with special needs – three if you count the lookout outside.
"They had kicked the back door in," the mother said. "There was one guy that was walking up and down this street with a red hoodie on. He was the watchout guy, I guess.
"Then it was two guys in the house on my son. Both of them had guns."
They tied him up with the cord from a cell phone charger. He managed to untie himself and call his mother for help.
He’s OK, his mother said. But she is hurting. She has no idea why someone would target her house. She wishes she had been home.
"I'm just really hurt, not that I want it to happen to somebody else but him, I wish one of us had been here versus him," she said.
She said the robbers also took clothes and a small amount of cash. Police have not released any suspect information at this time.