Tulsa Man Arrested For Pistol-Whipping Man And Firing Off Round
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa man is recovering after he says a man hit him with a pistol.
The victim, Robert Alberty, says he was at home Friday when his electricity was turned off by the homeowner’s association. Alberty says his bill was paid, so Saturday he went to ask the HOA why the electricity was turned off.
"We have all bills paid and he's shutting off all of our electricity, I don't understand it," said Alberty.
When Alberty approached the HOA with the question, about their electricity things escalated.
"I'm trying to talk to him and this other car pulls up behind me, and the guy jumps out with the gun and starts threatening to shoot me," said Alberty.
He says that’s when the Vice President of the HOA, James Hair, pistol-whipped him and fired a shot into the air.
"I thought he shot me because I was bleeding all over the place. I thought I was shot. I was screaming 'I've been shot I've been shot', and he's chasing after me as I'm trying to run pointing the gun at me," said Alberty.
Robert's wife Gina, says when she rushed over to her husband, Hair pointed the gun at her.
"I didn't know if he had shot my husband or if he was just trying to scare us," said Gina.
When police arrived they arrested Hair. He faces several complaints including assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Robert says all he wants now is for his family to feel safe again.