TULSA, Okla. (CBS Houston) — A Tulsa homeowner hogties a suspected burglar and leaves him in the front yard for police because he had to go to work.
Tulsa police tell KOTV that Robert Cole tried to break into the home of Denay Houston and her husband early Wednesday morning. The husband heard glass shatter in his daughter’s bedroom and then rustling in the garage. That’s when he waited for Cole at the front door.
“And then he waited for him to come out and then he bum-rushed him,” Houston told KOTV.
After getting Cole down to the ground, Houston’s husband then tied his hands and feet together.
“I was like, ‘That’s my man!’ I was really proud of him,” Houston explained to KOTV.
Houston’s husband told his wife to call police and to watch over Cole in the front yard because he had to leave for 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 told KOTV.
Cole has been charged with first-degree burglary.