SAN ANTONIO -- An intruder beat an elderly couple and took their car after forcing his way inside their home Thursday morning.
The attack happened around 5:30 a.m. at a house in the 6800 block of Calle Aleman on the Far West Side. News 4 WOAI was told a Hispanic male between 19 and 21 years of age showed up at the house and got into a struggle with a 19-year-old woman who lives there. Deputies said the man used the teen to force his way inside the house, woke everyone up, and demanded money.
According to investigators, the man attacked the woman's parents, who are in their late 60's. The father, suffered injuries to his face. The mother, who tried to fend off the man with a cane, suffered injuries to her head. Both were taken to a Downtown hospital.
Deputies said the man took about $30 in cash from the family and then left in the parent's 2013 vehicle with paper plates, taking the 19-year-old woman with him. Investigators have not called the incident a kidnapping, and it's unclear if the man forced the woman to go with him or she left with him voluntarily.