Elderly Vt. pair let man in, beaten with tire iron

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 3:19 AM
Elderly Vt. pair let man in, beaten with tire iron

Vermont state police say a man conned his way into an elderly couple's home by saying he was cold and beat them with a tire iron but they fought him off and chased him away.

Police say it happened Tuesday night in Lincoln, a tiny town about an hour's drive southwest of Montpelier.

They say the man was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt when he claimed he needed to be let into the home of 84-year-old Floyd Hall and 77-year-old Betty Hall.

Police say the Halls suffered minor injuries during the 200-pound man's tire iron assault but didn't need to be hospitalized.

They say the man drove away. They're looking for him.

The man could face charges of burglary and assault.