CRIME

Robert Cole, Alleged Burglar, Gets Hog-Tied By Tulsa Homeowner

07/04/2013 04:54 pm ET | Updated Jul 05, 2013

Stand up and salute Denay Houston's husband.

The Tulsa resident outmuscled Robert Cole , who allegedly broke into his home yesterday morning, according to KJRH.

Houston's husband tied Cole up and left him in his front yard for police to finish the arrest. Houston couldn't wait around; he had to get to work.

"He's like a superhero," Denay said to KOTV.

Cole, the accused burglar, 31, smashed his way into the bedroom of the Houstons' daughter at 6 a.m. yesterday.

Houston's husband found him in the garage and quickly subdued the uninvited visitor. Cole soon had his hands and feet tied behind him.

With the start of another workday approaching, her husband dragged Cole into the front yard. He rushed off to his job working with horses and left Cole, shirtless and humiliated, lying on his back for the cops to arrest him.

"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,' " his wife said, according to CBS This Morning reports.

Police picked him up, charged him with first degree burglary and threw him in the county jail, where he's held on $20,000 bond.

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