Victim’s husband was simultaneously awakened by his barking cocker spaniel and by a man saying:
“Shut the fucking dog up.”
Husband noticed that a man with a dark ski mask was pointing a gun at him. A flashlight beam played over his face and blinded his eyes.
“Shut the fucking dog up. One flinch and I’ll blow your fucking head off.”
Husband picked up the cocker spaniel and quieted him.
Victim now awoke and asked what was going on.
“Shut up,” responded the intruder. “Roll over.”
Same routine follow here as in earlier cases. Intruder ordered victim to tie husband’s hands behind his back, warning her “Don’t flinch or don’t try anything.” Then he threw the shoelaces in front of the victim. Through clenched teeth he ordered “Tighter, tighter.” He then ordered her to lay back on her stomach.
Assailant rummaged through the closet. He pulled more laces from the husband’s tennis shoes. He ripped the covers off the bottom of their feet and tied up the husband’s ankles. He said his usual lines here, such as — “Lie still or you’ll get your fucking heads blown off. All I want is food and money for my van.” As he tied the husband’s ankles he said: “If you try and kick me, I’ll blow your fucking brains out. If you’re going to make your move you better make it good because I’m going to blow your fucking brains out.”
Assailant then tied the victim’s feet. He went back around the bed and pressed the muzzle of his gun against the forehead of the victim’s husband. “If you try anything, I’ll kill your fucking wife and it will be your fault.”
After this, assailant rummaged throughout the house. When he reentered the bedroom he said to the victim: “You’re trying to get him free.” He pulled her up from the bed, untied her feet, and pushed her to the hallway. As they were leaving, he turned back to the husband:
“If you flinch, I’ll kill your wife.” Then he growled at her: “And if you try anything, I’ll come back and kill him.”
After a little while he returned to the bedroom and rummaged around again and opened up dresser drawers. He took the husband’s .357 Magnum from the night stand and left. Minutes later he returned with dishes.
“I’m putting the dishes on the bed and if I hear them rattle, I’ll kill your wife. I’ll blow her fucking brains out.” He blindfolded the husband with a piece of torn towel.
Investigation uncovered that the EAR took the revolver and their wedding rings. He had entered the house through the sliding glass window in the kitchen. He spent 45 minutes in the house.