A 911 call from Lawrenceville, Georgia, captured the moment a naked man reportedly broke in to a home and began beating a 14-year-old girl and her grandmother.
“Someone is breaking in to my house now,” an elderly woman’s voice said on the recording of the emergency call, reported Daily Mail.
“(The grandmother) was not able to give the dispatcher her full address because she was being attacked, her granddaughter was also being attacked," said Cpl. Deon Washington from Gwinnett County Police.
The dispatcher used triangulation to identify the location of the residential block and the police were sent.
The attacker was later identified as 32-year-old Andre Burton, who broke in to the property through a window, reported Fox 5.
“The male began to beat, punch, and kick both of them multiple times,” a news release from Gwinnett police stated. “At one point, he threw a printer and dresser at them demanding money. The grandmother put her hands up to protect herself, but the suspect kept hitting her. The suspect then made them get up and walk downstairs. Once they were near the bottom of the stairs, the suspect pushed the grandmother to the ground.”
Police arrived to find Burton covered in blood, sweat and water. The suspect had reportedly ordered the grandmother and grandaughter to wash off the blood from their bodies in the shower.
Police say they gave verbal commands for Burton to cease his violence, but he failed to respond and police used a stun gun on him.
“Thank God that police officers got here right away,” Andrea Galvan, a neighbor, told Fox5.
The grandmother and the teen were taken to hospital for treatment. Although their injuries were described as severe, both are expected to recover.
Burton was due to appear in court today on a series of charges, including theft by taking, battery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
Photo credit: Gwinnett County Police Department via Daily Mail