BRIDGEPORT - A 90-year-old woman is in the hospital this morning after police say a man tied her up with duck tape and ransacked her home

Police say Manuela Vadi answered the door of her apartment on Fairfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon when a man said she needed to sign for a package.

They say the man followed Vadi into her apartment, then grabbed her from behind, dragged her into a bedroom and duct taped her hands and ankles.

Investigators say the intruder stole money and left her tied up on the floor for three hours until she could get loose and crawl to a neighbor for help.

The victim is at St. Vincent's Medical Center recovering from bruises and stress.