It was about 10 pm when someone knocked on the front door.
Byrd opened the door to find a man standing there – who told him that he was having car trouble and wanted a drink of water.
Before he could answer, two more men appeared behind the first, these men were dressed all in black – including gloves and ski masks.
All of the men overpowered Byrd and managed to get into the house. The burglars demanded money and then led the older couple to the back of the house where they had their safe.
Byrd wasn’t about to let the men have their way – and when he heard the men making plans to rape his teenage granddaughter, he knew something had to be done and quickly!