Tulsa motel burglary lands one suspect behind bars

Wednesday, August 24th 2005, 8:14 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police officers responded to a burglary call at the Desert Hills Motel at 11th and Yale around 6AM Wednesday.

When officers arrived at the scene, they say the suspect tried to hide from them behind a door. Police say the man then tried to escape by using a soda can wrapped in his t-shirt as a weapon.

The man was caught just a few blocks away near 7th and Erie. Tulsa Police say the suspect's capture was thanks in part to the help of Good Samaritan, News on 6 Photojournalist Gary Kruse.

Tulsa Police officer Jay Jones: "I told him to put his hands on the wall, he turned around and started running. And we chased him 4 or 5 blocks. And finally with a little bit of your help, we got him in custody."

The suspect faces several charges.