A pair of Elsa homeowners are claiming self-defense after getting a rude awakening by a man demanding cash.
Elsa police are called to a home on the 500 block of West 5th Street around 3 a.m. Friday.
Investigators told Action 4 News that the coupled opened their door and finding a man asking for money.
The man allegedly wouldn TMt take no for an answer and started fighting with the male homeowners.
Police said the man TMs wife came to her husband TMs defense with a kitchen knife and stabbed the suspect several times.
The suspect ran off bleeding but was not seen again.
Authorities spent Friday searching area canals in hopes of finding him.