Man beaten with icicle, robbed

By Perry Russom

Man beaten with icicle, robbed

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM EDT

Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man in Windsor was left beaten and bloody after a robber hit him in the head with an icicle.

At about 4:00 Wednesday afternoon, a man in his late teens or early 20s knocked on 56-year-old Ken Birdsill's house at 941 State Route 79 in Windsor and asked to use the phone.

Birdsill said the man claimed he was trying to get in contact with his cousin who went to the high school down the road.

The man came back 10 minutes later, knocked again, but this time, punched Birdsill in the face repeatedly when the door opened.

Another man then smashed an icicle over Birdsill's head.

State Police said the two men also held a knife to Birdsill's throat demanding drugs and money.

"There are a lot of daytime burglaries," said Fred Goodall, senior investigator for New York State Police. "Especially with the increased value in gold and silver and people are breaking into homes for what change they can find and what jewelry they can find."

The two men got away with about $80 in cash and prescription pain medicine.

Troopers said they were driving in a four-door grey or light green Nissan with damage to the front driver's side panel.

State Police are looking for two white men. One has long brown hair and is about 6-feet tall. The other man has short blond hair and is about 5'8”.

Anyone who may have information can call New York State Police at Binghamton at (607) 775-1241.