World War II veteran viciously beaten during home invasion

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ARCADIA, Ind. (WISH) — Intruders surprised Hershel “Bud” Moore as he sat inside his Arcadia home on a Thursday night.

The two suspects described as white men tied up the 94-year-old and pistol whipped the World War II veteran demanding money.

“Pretty much cowards to beat up an old man,” said Michael Probst a friend of Bud.

During the attack Bud fought back even biting one of the suspects on the victims on the finger. During the fight the suspects found a large sum of money and left.

Bud used his wit and untied himself and got help.

Despite the ongoing investigation, Arcadia Police Chief William Hickrod is asking residents in the town to stay calm.

“They don’t need to be worried I have an officer out here every night,” said Arcadia Police Chief.

Friends of Bud started a Facebook campaign called Justice for Bud. On the page Bud’s friends are posting prayers, and well wishes for his recovery.

Police are following up on several leads, but so far have made no arrests. Call Crime Stoppers if you have any information at 262-TIPS, or 262-8477.

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