A day laborer allegedly beat a 78-year-old Daly City woman earlier this week with a metal pry bar in an attempt to burglarize her home located in the Serramonte neighborhood, according to Daly City police.
Daly City police Lt. Jay Morena said the incident, which occurred Saturday at 3 p.m., was a burglary gone awry. Responding to a residential burglar alarm around 3:40 p.m., the police discovered the semiconscious victim lying on her living room floor, her head covered in blood.
The police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Jose Perez-Gonzalez and said he is an illegal immigrant from Mexico living in South San Francisco. According to police, Perez-Gonzalez entered the house through the rear sliding glass door after calling the victim earlier in the day to see if she would be home to sign a package delivery. The victim found the call suspicious, but said she will be leaving the house at 3 p.m.
Police said the suspect entered the home at approximately 3:15 p.m. to find the resident still at home.
The suspect allegedly beat the women over her head and left her for dead before escaping through the front door and tripping the alarm. The victim remains hospitalized and is in critical condition, police said.
The police said Perez-Gonzalez may have also used the names of Antonio Perez, Moses Omar Lopez-Padilla, Jose De Jesus Perez-Gonzalez and Juan Arellano. The suspect was described as having tattoos of a black and red Harley-Davidson motorcycle emblem and a black dragon band on his right arm.
Police said he may be employed as a house painter in the San Jose area and may appear at gyms in San Francisco during the early evenings. Daly City is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction. Anyone with more information should contact the Daly City Police Department at (650) 991-8119.