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By: Leah Uko
OMAHA (KPTM) - An elderly woman is recovering in the hospital after she was attacked in her home Tuesday morning.
Omaha Police said around 12:30 a.m. a man broke into the home of Janet Jordan, 78, on the corner of 20th and Curfew Lane and hit her several times.
Jordan told police she heard a noise at her front door and thought it was one of her neighbors. When she reached to open the door, police said, the man kicked in the door and knocked her down.
Jaci Turner, who is Jordan's niece, said the man opened the screen door on his own. But when confronted with her aunt, the man hit Jordan on the back of her head with a club.
"I think she fell right on the floor," Turner said her aunt thought she was going to die.
"She was pleading at the time, 'please. Quit hitting me. I'm going to--if you hit me one more time I might not be here'."
Police said the man tried to steal a TV, but ended up leaving.
Jordan, who had injuries on the side of her face, back and her head, was able to dial 911.
"She's lucky to be alive."
Turner said her aunt is afraid to go back home and plans to stay with friends and family until her attacker is arrested.
Police believe the attacker is a 16-year-old Omaha man. They have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Omaha Police Department Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP.