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A man in northwest Allen County was pistol-whipped in the head early Wednesday during a home invasion, but the man’s attackers then brought him a towel to tend to his wound and offered an apology after they found out what they wanted wasn’t in the home.

The ordeal for the man who lives in the 4100 block of West Dupont Road began when three men entered his bedroom and held him at gunpoint, according to an Allen County Sheriff’s Department report.

The man called police about 1:45 a.m. after the assailants left in his truck.

The three men targeted the home because they believed there was at least $30,000 in a safe, the report said, but one of them kept saying he had been lied to as the three realized they weren’t going to get what they came for, the homeowner told police.

One of the assailants hit the homeowner in the head with a gun and caused a large cut, but after the three realized there was not a stash of money in the house, they then apologized to the man for hitting him and got him a towel to clean up the blood, the report said.

The three stole a truck from the home and ditched it nearby, police said.