TULSA, OK - A man in Tulsa tackled and hogtied an attempted burglar, then left him in the front yard for police because he had to go to work.
On Wednesday, Denay and her husband heard glass break outside their daughter’s bedroom around 6 a.m. and then heard someone rummaging around inside their garage. Denay’s husband, Willie, waited by the front door and waited for whoever was in the garage to come out.
When 31-year-old Robert Cole emerged from their garage, Denay’s husband bum-rushed him in the front yard and then hogtied him. As soon as Cole was secured, Denay said her husband called police and told her he had to get to work and then left.
“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,’” Denay said.
When asked if her husband raised his arms in victory like people who hogtie cattle, which would have been hilarious, Denay said he did something even more awesome.
“He didn’t do that. He was just like (nods head), kind of like the head nod, like, ‘Okay, what’s done is done.’”
When police arrived at the home, the found Cole still tied up in the front yard. He was arrested and charged with first degree burglary. Police say he appeared to be on drugs and believed he was actually in Jenks.
He is being held at the Tulsa County jail in lieu of $32,079 bond.