KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- (WDAF) -- A Vietnam War veteran and his wife were held at gunpoint during a violent South Kansas City home invasion.
The grandparents thought they might die, when two young men got inside their house and demanded money and weapons.
Investigators believe the war vet’s military pride might have put a target on his back – when two burglars noticed his Marine Corps hat and an American flag hanging from his porch.
The small signs made the crooks believe Mark McCunniff and his wife, Cheryl, had guns in their house they could steal.
“This was the scariest time since Vietnam,” Mark said of the violent encounter.