Kenosha County neighbors changing Halloween plans after home invasion

Posted at 4:24 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 17:24:27-04

The elderly Somers couple injured in a home invasion on Oct. 27 is still recovering from head injuries, and after the attack, some neighbors are changing their Halloween plans.

Kenosha County Sheriff deputies said an intruder broke into the home on 18th Street near 30th Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

He demanded drugs and money from the 84-year-old man and 83-year-old woman before brutally beating them in the head. 

"You never think it’s going to happen in your neighborhood or on your street until it does, " said Ann Marie Dorso. 

Dorso’s grandkids live a few houses away from where the home invasion happened. 

She babysits the 3 and 5-year-olds every day. 

"This is a little scary. It’s too close to home," Dorso said. "Its made us more aware and alert of our surroundings." 

Concerned neighbors are now emailing others who live nearby asking them to keep their lights on. 

Dorso said her grandkids will still celebrate Halloween, but they'll trick or treat in her neighborhood.

"We won't trick or treat here. No, they’re going to be at my house with my other grandkids too. We’ll all trick or treat there," she said. 

The family of the elderly couple said the two are recovering from their injuries. 

The suspect is still on the run. The Kenosha County Detective's Bureau is following up on all leads.
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