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Australia'Lucky I had a machete there': Grandfather fights off home invaders

09:10  11 september  2019
09:10  11 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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An Adelaide grandfather has used a machete to try and fight off two men during a violent home invasion at Park Holme. Richard Gorka, 69, was asleep in his Rotorua Avenue home when he heard someone trying to jump the fence. Richard Gorka fought off a home invasion with his machete .

An Adelaide man has told how he scared off two men who smashed their way into his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Gorka says the pair picked up a stool and tried to use it as a weapon, so he grabbed his machete to defend himself. " I just kept going at them with the machete .

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Richard Gorka, 69, was asleep in his Rotorua Avenue home when he heard someone trying to jump the fence.

When he went to investigate, he was set upon by two masked men who forced their way in, kicking down the front door.

"They armed themselves with a stool and they were breaking in so they kicked the front door in and I was backwards - lucky I had a machete there," Mr Gorka told 9News. He used the weapon to try to fight them off but the suspects were armed with pool cues.

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An Adelaide grandfather has recreated the moment he was forced to fight off masked would-be home invaders with a machete . Richard Gorka, 69, was asleep at his Park Holme house in Adelaide' s southern suburbs when, just before 2am, he heard a knock on the door. Watch the video above.

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The incident happened about 1.45am.

Neighbours heard Mr Gorka's screams for help.

"Heard a lot of kicking, thumping they were kicking his door in and I heard him screaming, crying. When I went out there the Commodore had just screamed around the corner," Samuel Whennan told 9News. Mr Gorka spent the night in hospital being treated for his injuries. He says he's recently had his dog and bike stolen - and this time, believes he may have been targeted for his medication. "They're scumbags - they go around pinching bicycles and robbing old people that's all they're doing," Mr Gorka said.

The two men remain on the run.

Police are investigating the incident.

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