On Tuesday night, an unidentified goon busted into the Pompano home of 88-year-old Pearl Patrinos, punched her in the face, stole some jewelry, and threatened to kill her if she didn't give him money. He fled from the bungalow on NE 33rd Street with $3 in hand.
Patrinos, a South Floridian since 1978 who had lived alone since her husband died 22 years ago, was treated at North Broward Medical Center after the attack. On Thursday, while she slowly recovered from the beating, police continued to search for the ruthless bandit, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
As if it's not already difficult enough to imagine what kind of subhuman creep would coldcock an old lady, the police description is pretty weak.
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Authorities believe the suspect is a thin male in his late teens or early 20s and was wearing a white tank top and baggy black shorts at the time of the incident.
The victim's daughter, Michele Swetnam, told the Sentinel that Patrinos is "hurting and exhausted." Swetnam also said that the neighbors in her mother's seniors community were terrified and that security had warned them not to open their doors for anyone.