Paralyzed Ind. man confined to bed as men rob home

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 1:15 PM

Police say a paralyzed Indiana man was unable to leave his bed as his house was being robbed after burglars put a T-shirt over his face.

Authorities say two men entered the home near South Bend on Sunday by breaking a rear window. Police say after the robbers covered the homeowner's face, they took his laptop and a $100 bill sitting on a dresser.

Police say the victim was unable to call for help or close the broken window. Redman says a friend who stops by regularly to check on the victim called police.

South Bend police spokesman Sgt. Bill Redman said Wednesday that no arrests have been made and investigators have no leads.

Redman wasn't sure if the man, whose name hasn't been released, was targeted because he is paralyzed.


Information from: South Bend Tribune,