HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Police arrested a homeless man who allegedly tried to smother an elderly woman as she slept.
The victim says she allowed Darryl Thomas, 55, to squat on her property for years because she felt sorry for him and wanted to help.
When she finally got fed up and asked Thomas to leave, he allegedly broke into the house while she was sleeping. Police sources say she woke to find him on top of her with a cloth over her nose and mouth. The woman was able to make enough noise that her daughter heard the commotion and turned on a light.
Thomas ran away, but police officers were able to find him hiding on the same property.
He was arrested for attempted murder and threatening the woman.