#1 Tulsa man hogties burglary suspect07-03-2013, 07:11 PM
A Tulsa man caught a man he thought was breaking into his home and tied him up and left him for police.
Police said they got a call just before 6:30 on Wednesday morning about a burglary suspect in the front yard of a house near 56th Street North and Lewis.
Police said the man hog-tied a man on his front lawn after catching the man trying to break into his north Tulsa home around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
Police said the man hog-tied a man on his front lawn after catching him trying to break into his north Tulsa home around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
The man stayed tied up on the lawn until police arrived.
Billy Cooper got up early Wednesday morning when he heard a loud noise that sounded like fireworks.
He found out it was his neighbor firing a shot into the ground to scare off an intruder.
"I came out to go to work and I saw three cop cars across the street at my neighbor's house and some guy on the ground," said Cooper.
He was shocked to see 31-year-old Robert Cole hogtied and unable to move.
Cooper told FOX23 this is a quiet area and it's not known for criminal activity.
The homeowner's girlfriend told police her boyfriend heard a noise like the sound of shattering glass and noticed someone had thrown a chair through her daughter's window.
"My boyfriend went to go investigate and whenever he did he heard them out in the garage," said the woman, who did not want to show her face on camera.
She said her boyfriend turned the power off and waited for the intruder to come out the side door.
"Once he did that he bummed rushed him and hog-tied him," she said.
She said they had no idea who the man was or where he had come from, her biggest concern was for her 6-year-old daughter and her friend inside the house.
"I didn't let them know that we had an intruder until after the police had come and got him because I didn't want them freaking out," she said.
Cole was arrested on a first-degree complaint and is being held on $20,000 bond.
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