Tulsa Veteran Beaten, Robbed For $15

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 7:25 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa veteran said two people kicked in his front door and beat him with brass knuckles, all for $15.

The victim said he was honorably discharged from the Navy and has been focusing on getting back to normal life. He said he has spent most of his Labor Day wondering why the two criminals picked him.

The door frame to his apartment is splintered and pieces of wood litter the floor.

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“This is all the wood from whenever they kicked in the door,” he said. "It all blew out from right in here, all the pieces. I mean, they flew over me and my friend."

The attack started as he and his friend were watching TV.

"All of the sudden a big crash, two people in masks, looked like pantyhose over their heads," he said. “The guy with brass knuckles, before he said anything he hit me once."

The victim said the woman with the Taser stayed in the doorway, blocking the victims' only way out.

"He walked up, he then hit my dog in the face, cut him right under the eye," he said.

He said he gave the intruder his wallet, and once the man realized there was only $15 inside, he said he became even more violent.

That's when he said his military training kicked in.

"I put my hands over my face to try and cover myself," he said. “The whole time it was happening, I was like, ‘I need to calm down. I need to breathe because I need to remember what they look like, everything that happens.’"

The victim said the man hit and kicked him several more times then, as quickly as the attack started, the man and woman ran.

"To have someone randomly just pick me and do all of that for fifteen dollars…I don't want victims to feel ashamed. I want people to stand up and have a voice so we can catch these people because these are bad people that are out there, and if they did it to me they will do it to somebody else," he said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.