- A homeowner in Tulsa has intercepted an intruder, tackled him to the ground, hogtied him and left him trussed up for police on the his front lawn
- The man rushed off to work after ensuring the thief was securely tied
- Denay Houston, the homeowner’s wife, said her husband is ‘like a superhero’
By Alex Greig
We all know the drill: a typical busy morning showering, having breakfast, getting the kids ready for school, hogtying a criminal and rushing off to work.
At least, that’s how one Tulsa, Oklahoma homeowner’s morning went on Wednesday after he and his wife heard the glass from their daughter’s window break and realized no animal could cause that kind of damage.
The homeowner, known only as Willie, waited for the intruder to emerge from the room, hogtied him, and left him outside on the front lawn for police.
The homeowner’s wife said she and her husband heard a noise in the garage around 6am.
‘And then he waited for him to come out and then he bum-rushed him,’ she said.
The homowner pinned the intruder to the ground and expertly hogtied him.
Then, safe in the knowledge the criminal was secured, he left his wife to watch over him until the police arrived and went to work.
The intruder turned out to be Robert Cole, a 31-year-old who according to police, was high on drugs and thought he was in Jenks.
NewsOn6 reports Houston’s husband turned to his nine-months-pregnant wife after hogtying Cole and said, ‘I gotta go to work.’
‘That’s just the type of person he is, you know? That’s just the type of person he is. Business is business. ‘I got to take care of business, he’s safe, the police are coming, I got to go,”‘ Houston said.
‘He’s like a superhero,’ she said.
Houston said her husband has never done rodeo but he works with horses and knows how to tie ropes.
‘I was like, ‘That’s my man!’ I was really proud of him,’ Houston told NewsOn6.
Cole was arrested on first-degree robbery charges. It’s the latest in a string of arrests, mostly on driving-related charges.
He is being held in Tulsa County jail on $32,079 bail.