A couple says they are thankful to be alive after two men forced their way into their home, demanding drugs and money and threatening their lives all in front of their small children.
It happened just after midnight Sunday in the Shelbiana community of Pike County.
Just after midnight two men knocked on the Hopkins' door, saying their car had broken down and asked to use a phone.
“He did start beating on me unexpectedly. It caught me off guard totally,” said Ricky Hopkins.
As Hopkins went to hand them the phone, one of the men lunged at him.
“He kept on saying ‘give me your money, give me your drugs, everybody's got them. I want your money, I want your drugs.’”
The other man went to the bedroom and got his wife.
“He drug me through here and I saw this other man attacking my husband and my children were just right there seeing it all,” said Angela Hopkins.
She says the man held a knife to her throat, forced her into the kitchen, and duct taped her to a chair, while her 7 and 8 year old sons watched.
“And my little boy came over and said I have an X Box 360, please don't kill my mommy and daddy.”
“And for him to be 8 years old and stand up like that and offer everything that he loves doing each and every day, was, it was unbelievable,” said Ricky.
He says after the men gathered up the game, some money and other electronics, they left on foot.
“I think that they had enough to be satisfied and I think that also my son offering his stuff up, made them satisfied,” he said.
He says he is thankful his family came away with their lives.
The Hopkins say they believe they were randomly targeted.
The first suspect is described as being around 6 feet tall, approximately 200 pounds, mid to late twenties with a light colored mustache and goatee and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is described as approximately 5 feet 10 inches, slender build and was wearing a brown Carhartt type jacket.
If you have any information you are asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 606-433-7711 or 1-800-222-5555.