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A local florist is recovering after he was punched and robbed while opening up his shop this morning.
Eric Janousek says his dad, Donald Janousek, walked into the shop near 49th and Saddle Creek around 7 a.m. as usual. He went to the bathroom and when he walked out, he came face to face with a man who punched him.
After stealing money from his pockets, they went downstairs where the man emptied out the safe. Donald ended up locking himself in the room down there, trying to make sure he didn’t get hurt even more. “He’s still rattled up, his eye is pretty messed up,” said Eric.
Donald was hospitalized with a badly hurt eye. They believe the man got in through a back greenhouse door.