An Oklahoma man who caught a burglar breaking into his home wasn't content to simply scare the criminal away; instead, the man bum-rushed the burglar, pinned him to the ground, hogtied him, and left him in the front yard for police to find because the homeowner was late for work.I'm guessing his wife feels she's carrying high-quality progeny. It reminds me a little of my ex-Marine grandfather, then 73, who "counter-attacked" a 28-year old man with a gun who carjacked him in Virginia. My grandfather slapped the gun to the side, broke his hand on the man's face by repeatedly punching him, and then shoved him in the car without the keys and locked it. He managed to get out, but the police caught him.
The incident took place early Wednesday morning, when the homeowner and his nine-months-pregnant wife were awoken by the sound of shattering glass coming from their daughter's room.
"That folding chair was in her bedroom, shattered glass all over the place, and I said, 'A raccoon didn't do that.' And he was just like, 'Oh God,'" the man's wife, Denay Houston, told News 9.
The couple heard something in their garage, so Houston's husband went and waited patiently by their front-door for the burglar to emerge. “Then he bum-rushed him,” Houston said.
Houston's husband pinned the burglar, later identified as Robert Cole, to the ground and hog tied him, with Cole's hands and feet tied behind his back. “[My husband] was just like (nods head), kind of like the head nod, like, 'Okay, what's done is done,'" Houston said. "He's like a super-hero."
Houston's husband, whose name wasn't released, called 911 and then told Houston that he was going to work and that she should watch over the hog-tied criminal until police arrived.
My sensei, who the previous year had DESTROYED the #11-ranked point fighter in the country, met my grandfather at a party not long after, shook his non-broken hand, and told him that he was the toughest man the sensei, who had spent years doing full-contact fighting, had ever met.
My grandfather looked a little bewildered, shrugged, and said. "It was just a young black buck with a popgun. Now Tarawa, that was tough."
It's all relative....