RCMP say an elderly Prince George man was able to fend off a home invasion Wednesday.
The 88-year-old awoke at 4 am to a man attacking him in his ground floor apartment.
Investigators say the suspect fled the residence and left behind a major clue for police.
Mounties are hoping someone will recognize the owner of the Coors Light backpack cooler.
The suspect is described as a tall, 25-30 year-old male with a slim build.
The homeowner was treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Prince George RCMP says the violent attack appears to be random and that the suspect tried to take advantage of an open window.