CLEVELAND -- Police arrested Dean Murphy, 40, early Wednesday morning and charged him with aggravated burglary and theft.
About noon Tuesday,police went toa home in the 14400 block of Alger Road for a report of a burglary.
Theyfound the 91-year-old woman kneeling on the floor, bleeding from the mouth and the side of her neck. She told officers that a man had entered her home through the back door.
When she confronted him,he punched her in her face, knocking her to the floor.He then went upstairs.
That's when the womanwas able to get to a phone and call police.The man then spoke to the woman,even calling her by her correct name.He then took her purse and ran out of the house.
Officers arrived quickly and searched for the man.They interviewed neighbors, postal carriers, construction workers and UPS workers.
First District Detectives quickly identifiedand arrestedDean Murphy, 40, Wednesday morning.
He remainsin the Central Prison Unit.