A 70-year-old Marble Falls man is in a coma after being beaten over the head for the $10 in his pocket.
Police said the assault happened Saturday evening in Marble Falls when the victim was walking to a nearby corner store. It was a walk he was very familiar with.
"Someone jumped him and robbed him of $10 that he had in his pocket and hit him in the head," said Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson.
After the assault, the victim headed for home where his family said he was visibly hurt and complained about a headache. Hours later, the family said he was unresponsive and called an ambulance.
"We are working the neighborhood, talking to everybody," Hansen said. "Just on the off-chance that somebody might have seen something or might have heard something."
The man is now in a coma at St. David's Hospital in Round Rock and his family is unsure if he'll make it through.
Police are cautioning others to watch their back.
"Always be aware of your surroundings, make sure everyone knows where you are or where you're going," Hansen said. "If you have someone to go with, take somebody with you, there's safety in numbers."
Police said they have some evidence to sort through but wouldn't elaborate. The assailant faces aggravated robbery charges or a capital murder charge if the victim dies.
Police ask anyone who might have information Saturday evening near the 1500 block of 9th Street to call police at 830-693-3611 or text anonymously to "TIP411" or 847411.
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