Tom Guzzi says two men claiming to be utility workers investigating a gas leak asked to see his gas meter early Saturday morning. He says the men attacked him after he led them into his basement.
Investigators say the 71-year-old Guzzi was beaten with a gun and hit with a stun gun during the ordeal. The assailants fled after Guzzi yelled for his brother to call police, even though he was alone. Guzzi says he grabbed a pot from the stove and hit one of the men as he fled.
Guzzi ended up needing nearly 30 staples to close head wounds suffered in the attack.
No arrests have been made.