Calf Roper Hog-Ties Suspected Tulsa Car Thief

Jeremy Penny, of Tulsa, spotted&nbsp;the suspect&nbsp;stealing his car, followed him, yanked him out of the car, and hog-tied him until police arrived.<br />

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 3:06 pm

By: News On 6

ATulsa man is in jail after being captured and hog-tied by his would-be victim,according to Tulsa Police. 

Tulsa Police say Kalvin Hulvey,35, was arrested Monday afternoon and booked into the Tulsa County jail on acomplaint of larceny of a motor vehicle.

JeremyPenny, of Tulsa, spotted the suspect stealing his car, followed him, andyanked him out of the car. Then he and his father hog-tied him and suspendedhim on a nearby fence until police arrived.

Penny was with his brother and father baling hay Monday in a Tulsafield off North Garnett, when he spotted Hulvey stealing his 1997 BuickLeSabre.

"Saw theguy walking, but didn't pay him any mind," said Penny. "Then I looked back andI saw him taking off in my car."

Penny andhis dad got in another truck and chased the driver to an intersection, wherethey all got caught up in traffic.

"I was really mad when I drove up next to him and he was changingmy radio station," said Penny.

The 6-foot-5-inches,240-pound Penny then yanked Hulvey out of the car. Then he and his fatherhog-tied Hulvey and secured him to a fence until police arrived.

"I rodeo,we both rodeo," said Penny. "But here lately, I've been having bad luck keepingcalves tied, so he did the tying up. That way we made sure he stayed tied."

Although noone was injured, including Hulvey, Tulsa Police advise victims not to attemptto apprehend criminals themselves.

Pennygenerally agreed with that advice.

"It could have gone bad in so many different ways," he said. "Therewas only one way it could go good and it just so happen it went good for metoday."

Bond for Hulvey, who has priorfelony convictions including burglary and possession of a controlleddrug, was set at $10,000.


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