Pollok homeowner: 'I thought I was fixing to die'

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - This story contains some strong language.

Angelina county sheriff investigators arestill trying to determine the identities of four men who attempted to rob a manin his front yard yesterday morning.

Homeowner Jerry Brock hasbegun to express his thoughts after the attempted home invasion.

"I thought I wasfixing to die," said Brock. "I thought they were going to shoot me and killme."

Brock had just pulled in hisdriveway shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Brock then noticed a car pullinginto his yard.

"I thought they werea bill collector," said Brock. "I turned to walk back to their car."

Brock said four black menrushed out of the car and forced him to the ground.

"I was just trying tokeep from getting shot," said Brock. I did feel like they were going to shootme."

The attack was alsoverbal.

"They were hollering,'Get up mother f-," said Brock.

Three of the four suspectswould eventually lead Brock to his front door.

After not being able toget the door open, one of the suspects fired a shot from a semiautomatic gun throughthe front window, striking the couch inside where his daughter usuallysits.

"If she was here andcame to the door and open it while all this was going on, I'd hate to think whatthey would have done then," said Brock.

After the single shot,Brock recalled that the three invaders and one driver would take off in a whiteMitsubishi sedan.

Brock has chosen to speakout about what happened, for one reason only.

"I do want them caught because I'mafraid that if they don't get caught, they are going to hurt somebody," saidBrock.

Angleina County Sheriff Greg Sanches toldKTRE that investigators do not believe this is connected to several other homeinvasions in the area.

Anyone with any information is asked to callthe sheriff's office at 936-634-3331.