HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Just three months ago R.C. would’ve been described as a very independent and spry 79-year-old. That’s until police say he ran into 27 year old Conrad Alvin Barrett.

R.C. says, “it’s been rough man. It’s been tough on me all the time. I know because he could’ve killed me man. He could’ve killed me there. And nobody would’ve known about it but me.”

Federal prosecutors say Barrett, who’s now in custody, was looking for an African American to video tape and knockout. On November 25 investigators say he found his target in Katy.

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