Police search for third attacker in home invasion of elderly man

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 12:13:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The elderly victim of a brutal home invasion in Clairemont last week is relieved two of the three suspects are in custody.

John Slobig, 59 and Terry Jones, 53 are due in court Wednesday afternoon in connection with last Wednesday's home invasion in the 4600 block of Firestone Street.

Eighty-seven-year-old Paul Schmidt suffered injuries to his head, arms, and wrist during the attack.

"I was very grateful for the work that the police did, " said Schmidt.

Schmidt said he's lived in the home for fifty-three years and never felt unsafe.

"I know that drugs have been so dominant in our society lately that it's a whole different world that we're living in. Things we used to take for granted, you can't anymore," said Schmidt.

Schmidt was installing a ceiling fan when he says three men burst through his front door.

"All of a sudden, these three guys come in and said this is a robbery and he grabbed scissors and walked up to me and said don't mess with us. I didn't want to die that day, and there was three. I'm one guy, I'm 87, I'm not as tough as I used to be," said Schmidt.

He tried to pull one of the intruders by his beard, that's when Schmidt says one of the robbers hit him over the head with a ceiling fan blade.

"The one guy was higher than a kite; the one they have in custody, he was really a terrible person."

Police say the trio ransacked the home and took off in the victim's truck, which was recovered.

The suspects have lengthy criminal records. They're scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at 1:30 pm.