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Superhero' Husband Hogties Burglar, Leaves Him in the Yard for Police and Goes to Work as Planned

"I got to take care of business, he's safe, the police are coming, I got to go."

Meet Robert Cole. He's a (suspected) burglar from Tulsa, Okla.

On Wednesday morning, Cole set his plan to break into an area home into motion. However, things didn't go according to plan.

While attempting to break into the home, Cole was "bum-rushed" by the homeowner. The homeowner, who was described as a "superhero" by his wife, then hogtied the suspected burglar, left him in the front yard for police and went to work.


"He's like a superhero," the homeowner's wife, Denay Houston, told KWTV-TV.

Houston said she is really proud of her husband and how he handled the situation. - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

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It all started when the Houstons heard the glass break outside their daughter's bedroom around 6 o'clock Wednesday morning.

"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,'" Houston said.

They heard rustling inside the garage and Houston's husband went to the front door.

"And then he waited for him to come out and then he bum-rushed him," she said.

After taking the would-be burglar down, the homeowner then hogtied him and left him for police to pick up later.

"I was like, 'That's my man!' I was really proud of him," Houston said.



"As soon as Cole was tied up, Houston said her husband turned to her and said he had to leave, had to go work. That's why we couldn't talk to him today," KWTV-TV adds.

"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.

Houston also said her husband, who works with horses and knows his way around a rope, just nodded his head like "what's done is done."

Cole now faces one charge of first degree burglary. He is being held at the Tulsa County jail on a $32,079 bond.

He was apparently on drugs and thought he was actually in Jenks, Okla., police said.


(H/T: Gawker)


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