A 20-year-old man attempted to rape his grandmother after complaining to her he could not get a girlfriend.
Samuel Dye is alleged to have beaten his grandmother with a hammer before launching the sex attack.
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He had complained about not being able to find a girlfriend and told her he was going to ‘get some’.
Police said Dye’s assault was stopped by his father after he heard the screams of his 61-year-old mother.
He found his son on top of his mother with his trousers pulled down and hitting her in the head with a hammer.
The father pulled his own away and detained him until police arrived.
The alleged attack took place after Dye turned up at his grandmother’s home in Chester, South Carolina, at 4am last Thursday.
The woman told police Dye showed up at her home with a hammer in his hand and began complaining about not having a girlfriend. He said he was going to ‘get some’.
She pleaded with her grandson to stop and suggested they pray together.