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Man Posing as UPS Driver Brutally Beats Houston Homeowner

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Houston Police have identified that on November 23, a man dressed in a UPS delivery driver uniform rang the doorbell of a residence with a package in his hand, claiming he needed a signature. Upon opening the door, the homeowner, identified as Lawrence Berry, was brutally assaulted with a pistol by the man and three accomplices. Gunfire struck no one, however at one point the gun was discharged.

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Two young children who were also in the home were safely kept locked away in a closet with Two females. During the home invasion, Houston Police say that several collectible firearms and pieces of jewelry were stolen prior to the assailants fleeing the scene in one of two possible vehicles, identified as either a white four-door sedan or a dark-colored, four-door sedan.

Man Posing as UPS Driver Brutally Beats Homeowner

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Berry was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital for recovery from severe head and neck injury and in an interview with ABC13, identified that he had been shocked four times by a taser, beaten, and received serious head trauma. By December 1, 28 staples were removed from the back of Berry’s scalp and he still has a fractured skull and stitches in his lip. “I’m just super concerned about my children and my wife. It’s just a frightening event. Everyone needs to be cognizant of the fact that this can happen to anybody,” he said.

Man Posing as UPS Driver Brutally Beats Homeowner

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UPS is cooperating with the Houston police in the investigation while they continue to determine how the suspect obtained the uniform. In the meantime, homeowners are being advised no to open their doors to unfamiliar delivery people, regardless of a request for a signature, and anyone with information regarding the case are asked to contact the Houston Police Department Robbery Division at (713) 308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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