Yorktown, Va. – “I woke up and somebody was beating on me,” says 71-year-old Casey Edlow, who was beaten and robbed in his home. “Beat me so bad I couldn’t see.”
Edlow’s left eye was swollen shut after he was attacked inside his Yorktown home.
“Very painful,” he says. “Very painful.”
Last Thursday night, York County deputies say 25-year-old Quinton Fields Junior kicked down Edlow’s front door and attacked him, demanding cash.
Edlow was asleep in bed, disabled and defenseless.
“I’ve got a busted nose, busted eye,” he says.
“Every bone in the side of his face including his eye socket, everything on the left side is broken,” says Kelly Jones, Edlow’s daughter.
Jones says Edlow has to have reconstructive surgery and has lost nearly all of his eyesight. She says Fields took off with the little bit of cash in her father’s pants pocket.
“Seventeen dollars,” Jones says. “Could’ve took my dad’s life, but seventeen dollars is what they took.”
Neighbors say Edlow doesn’t have an enemy. They say he’s well-known in the community and helps coach the neighborhood softball team.
“It’s hard to find forgiveness in my heart for somebody to do this to somebody that cares so much for his community and people,” Jones says.