69-Year-Old Man Robbed Of His Dentures


69-Year-Old Man Robbed Of His Dentures

( 4UMF NEWS ) 69-Year-Old Man Robbed Of His Dentures:

No good deed goes unpunished.

Cops are hunting for the heartless crook who kidnapped, beat and robbed a church volunteer who was serving meals to the homeless in Florida.

Tara Barnes, 69, was wrapping up a volunteering shift with her church group in Ocala on Monday night when the attack occured, Click Orlando reports.

Barnes packed her equipment into her car and was about to go home when a man suddenly appeared in her backseat. He reportedly held a knife to the terrified woman’s neck and ordered her to drive toward the Ocala National Forest, according to News 96.5.

He later asked her to pull over at an intersection. The man wrapped a rope around Barnes’ neck and used it to drag her outside. The assailant pulled out a “blackjack,” a small club, and began to beat Barnes, reportedly yelling out, “You rich b-----s think we need your help?”

Cops said he shoved her back into the car, demanded money, and ordered her to start driving again. When Barnes attempted to bite the hand that was covering her mouth, the attacker reportedly removed her dentures and threw them outside the vehicle.

Barnes was directed to pull into a Kmart parking lot, where she was beaten until she lost consciousnes, cops said.

When the woman woke up, her attacker had disappeared. Barnes managed to call 911 and was rushed to a nearby hospital. She had bruises on her face, arms, and abdomen.

She had also been stripped of her watch and her wallet, which contained $850. Her glasses were also broken during the beating.

Ocala cops were unable to identify the attacker. Barnes has described the criminal as a white man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, who was wearing a dark shirt, gloves, and a mask. According to WESH, he also carried a strong, putrid body odor.

Anyone with information about the case can call the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000.

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