Burglary suspect arrested following scuffle with homeowners

Friday, September 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa couple is being treated for injuries they received during a fight in their home with a burglar early Friday morning.

Tulsa Police say a man broke out a patio door and entered the couple's home near 11th and Mingo about 5:30 AM. The homeowners started fighting the suspect with furniture and other household items as he continued to ransack their house. At one point while husband fought the intruder, the wife called 911.

Tulsa Police Sgt Wendell Franklin: "The first officers that arrived on the scene saw a subject run from the back of the house, we lost sight of him for a minute, set a minute, we set up a perimeter and our canine unit was able to track the suspect and make an apprehension."

Charges are pending. Both homeowners went the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.