SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --Two men impersonating utility workers forced their way into a South Philadelphia home and assaulted a woman, police say.
It happened around 8:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1100 block of South Mole Street.
The stitches in 39-year-old Susan Yi's head, and her blood-splattered fleece paint a violent picture of the armed assault.
Yi tells Action News she initially turned the two men away who claimed they needed to check her pipes.
When they knocked a second time, she says that's when things took a violent turn.
"He pushed himself in like this. The second guy came in and said, 'Where's the money.' " said Yi.
She says one man went upstairs rummaging through her room while the other held her and her mother, who's battling cancer, at gunpoint.
"When that second guy pushed my mom down, that's when I got really mad, like look at my mom, she's dying, and then that's when I started to try to take his gun away from him.
"I'm struggling with the guy here the whole time with the gun. The second guy came down, hit me and then they left," said Yi.
She was treated for lacerations to her forehead at Methodist Hospital.
Police say nothing was taken from the home.
Yi says she didn't recognize her attackers, and there's no word if it was random or her family was targeted.
"I don't understand why they would think they would come to our house," said Yi. "Maybe targeting me because I am Asian because they just assume that Asian people keep money in their house."
When asked what she would like to say to the culprits, Yi said, "I hope they could turn their lives around."
Police say they are in the process of retrieving surveillance footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.