KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating a Monday morning home invasion that happened at the Willow Creek Trailer Home Park. Bobbie Schmidt was inside her home alone, when her son says that an intruder gave her the scare of her life.
"Man, I got a call saying get over here fast something happened to your mom. I was scared, thinking only the worst and rushed over here," said a frustrated Jeremy Box.
In a FOX 4 exclusive, Jeremy says around 10:30 a.m., a man, wearing a dark hoodie and gloves, climbed through a side window and got inside his mother's home. Police say the home invasion happened near Blue and Swope Parkways in Kansas City.
"By the time I got here, paramedics had already taken my mother to the hospital. I talked to her on the phone and she told me that she was okay. When I got to the intensive care unit, she told me after pushing her to the floor, the guy helped her up, said "I'm sorry," but still ran off with her $50 he stole from her purse. I cannot tell you mad I am right now. I mean that's my mom, I'd do anything for her," said a fuming Jeremy.
Investigators say Schmidt, who's disabled, recently had back surgery and uses a walker to get around, was home alone when the stranger got inside her home.
"My mother's been in and out of the hospital recently. You just never think something like that's gonna happen to your mother," added Jeremy.
He says after hearing a strange noise, his mom walked towards a hallway and suddenly came face-to-face with the home invader.
"She really couldn't get a good look at him because the hoodie was covering most of his face, but she said he knocked her to floor and then helped her up. Would you believe the sick, crazy person then apologized before running off with my mother's money? I mean come on they need to catch him. I mean you break into a 69-year-old lady's house, who's on a fixed income and you steal a few bucks? You are sick and crazy," Jeremy said with anger.
Detectives searched outside around the victim's home for any possible clues.
Meantime, Bobbie Schmidt remains in the hospital with nine staples in her head. She also hurt her hand during the fall.
"I thank the Lord that my mother is okay. She will be in the hospital indefinitely because she now has small bleeding on her brain and may have to undergo surgery," said Jeremy, who now wants to move her to a new place.