"He said if you scream - and he had a shotgun - he said I'm gonna kill you."
These were the first words Jesse Sanchez heard right after he opened his balcony door Monday night.
"He ran down, got the other two guys, opened the door and they ransacked my house," says Sanchez.
Around 11:30, Sanchez heard knocks at the door. He wasn't going to answer but the knocks kept coming and getting louder. He decided to go out on his balcony and check who was there before opening the door. He found a man had scaled his balcony and was waiting for him. The man, and two other thieves, immediately struck Sanchez in the face with a shotgun and ransacked his place.
"Well it was too late, I opened the door and it was there. I didn't have a chance to react," says Sanchez.
They made off with over $6,000 in property including a 60-inch tv, several DVD's and two laptops, among other things. Sanchez couldn't fight the intruders off, because half of his body is paralyzed.
Sanchez says "I had a stroke when I was 32. Before that, I was fit and strong and everything like that but now, I can't defend myself at allbut I mean, I don't think I have to defend myself either. I'm a good guy, I never did anything to argue or anything like that in my life, you know?"
Less than three days after the incident, his apartment is being packed away. Sanchez will be fully moved out by Sunday.
"He just wanted to be on his own and have his own little home and he was finally beginning to feel like he had that. And then someone like these whatever you wanna call them came in and took it all away," says his sister Gloria Thompson.
Sanchez says, "I have a lot of life to live still but I'm not scared or anything like that. Not at all."
"Whoever did this, I hate to say it but they can't even be men. Because if they were men, they wouldn't have picked on someone in Jesse's condition," says Thompson.