Beware of fake UPS delivery men.
Ask to see ID though the door’s peephole. Call UPS if in doubt that the person claiming to be a package man is real.
HOUSTON — A Houston homeowner was robbed and severely beaten after he opened his front door to a man posing as a UPS driver.
Police say a man dressed in a uniform worn by full-time UPS delivery drivers rang the doorbell, a package in hand. He claimed to need a signature.
When the door was opened, the man and three others stormed inside and assaulted the homeowner with a pistol. At some point during the struggle, a shot was fired, but no one was struck.
Two other females in the home grabbed two small children and were able to lock themselves in closets. Police say the men stole several pieces of jewelry and collectible firearms.
Authorities say they fled the scene in one of two possible vehicles – a dark-colored, four-door sedan or a white four-door sedan.
The homeowner has been identified as Lawrence Berry.
Berry suffered severe neck and head injuries and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Berry told ABC13 that he was beaten and shocked with a taser four times and suffered serious head trauma.
Thursday, Berry had 28 staples removed from the back of his scalp. He has stitches in his lip and a fractured skull.
Berry said he fought the men long enough for his wife and 4-year-old twin daughters to get to a safe place in the house.
If you don’t see one of these, he’s not a real delivery man.