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.

Police said Bud fought back and even bit one of the suspects on the finger. The suspects left after they found a large sum of money.

Bud managed to untied himself and got help.

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

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

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

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

Police said they are following up on several leads but have made no arrests. They asked the public to call Crime Stoppers with any information at 262-TIPS, or 262-8477.

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