Friends Look To Website To Help Injured Woman

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 10:26 pm
By: News On 6

By Ashli Sims, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa woman is out of the hospital after she was shot in the face in her own home.  Tulsa police officers are still looking for the men who broke into her home the day after Christmas and shot her and her husband.  The couple's friends have turned to a popular website to try to get help for the family of seven.

Craig's List is usually where web surfers go to find an apartment or sell old furniture. But, one woman is using the online classifieds to tell the story of her nightmare the day after Christmas.

Angela Thompson is battered, bruised, blinded and terrified.

"I haven't slept. My nerves.  I can't eat. My nerves are wrecked. I'm afraid to bring my babies home," said Angela Thompson.

Thompson says six days ago two men forced their way into her home and terrorized her family.

"They said, ‘this ain't no joke.  This is for real. Give me all your money and give me all your stuff,'" said Angela Thompson.

Thompson says she told the masked men she didn't know what they were talking about and her five children were home.  Several gun shots rang out.  One went through a wall and into the tub where her children bathe.  Another grazed her husband's arm.

Thompson says she thought the gunman was leaving when he turned the gun on her.

"Not even two inches from my face, put the bullet in my face," said Angela Thompson.

Thompson says she couldn't identify the men because their faces were covered.  And, while police search for leads, her friends are searching for help on Craig's List.

They've posted an ad telling Angela Thompson's story.  The bullet caused damage to her cornea and she can't see for the blood and the swelling.  It also sliced a chunk out of her eyelid, which will require an expensive surgery to repair.  But, she says it is not medical bills that are keeping her up at night.

"I feel like if he shot me in my eye. This close to right here than this is what he was aiming for and I shouldn't be alive. And, if he thinks I can identify him, he's going to want me dead," said Angela Thompson.

Angela Thompson and her husband say they don't have any enemies. And, they don't know who the gunmen were. They say investigators believe it might have been a case of mistaken identity.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS.