By Holly Brantley - email
CAMPBELL, MO (KFVS) - Police are investigating an apparent assault in Dunklin County.
According to Greg Jennings, he heard a knock at the door Monday morning and as he answered two men with a baseball bat and box cutters attacked him.
"I'm slashed on my head, my stomach, and I have bruises everywhere," said Jennings. "The ambulance driver said I lost a liter of blood."
"It was so terrifying. He had blood everywhere," said his wife, Sandra.
Jennings says he and his wife were on the phone when he heard a knock on the door. He says as soon as he opened it, two men hit him with a bat that belongs to his four-year-old son, and cut his torso.
"They hit me so fast I was in and out," said Jennings. He says they asked for money and the three of them eventually ended up in the bathroom where Jennings says they continued to hit him and look for pills.
"Then I just quit fighting," said Jennings. "I believe they thought I was dead. I think that's why they left."
Jennings managed to call 911 and his wife Sandra. The Jennings say normally, the entire family would've been home, including their 12-year-old daughter and four-year-old son.
Sandra returned home to find her husband and home covered in blood.
"It was so scary," said Sandra.
Jennings says the thieves only took pills and about five boxes of valuable baseball cards from a safe. He says the cards were worth $30,000.
"I was going to sell them for the kids' college education," said Jennings. "I had the key in it because I had just taken a Lebron James card out to sell for school clothes."
Jennings deals baseball cards on eBay and says it's possible someone online targeted him. Still, he says that seems unlikely. Meanwhile, he has no idea who the men were and his family is terrified.
"I can't sleep at night," said Sandra.
The baseball bat and box cutters were left in the house, according to the Jennings family. Meanwhile, Jennings says he's not sure if the thieves were only inside for a few minutes or more than a half an hour. If you have any information, call authorities. Jennings says one of the men had shoulder length dark hair and the other was blonde. Authorities believe the men may be driving a white SUV.