A Florida woman beat an elderly man over the head a staggering 15 to 20 times in a bid to rob him.
Stephanie C. Ross watched him unloading groceries from his car before unleashing the barrage on him. She demanded money as she struck him, then dragged him to a bedroom.
She used clothing and packing tape to bind his arms and legs before pulling his wallet out, rifling through it, finding his ATM card, then demanding the PIN from him. She threatened to kill him if he didnâ€™t give it to her.
She gagged and blindfolded him before leaving the apartment.
Itâ€™s not entirely clear how the police were made aware of the situation, but they found her only a block or so away from his home. In her possession was his ATM card and two cellphones.
Heâ€™s been hospitalized and was in stable condition at last update.
Stephanie Ross has been charged with false imprisonment, armed robbery, and assault and battery.