TULSA, Okla.— A homeowner is threatened with a cattle prod by an intruder but tackles him to the ground.
At 1 AM on August 19, a homeowner and his wife are awoken by the sound of their dogs barking. The homeowner goes to investigate and finds his front door unlocked and surrounded by shattered glass.
According to the homeowner, at this point, the intruder called out to him and held what the suspect said was a cattle prod to the homeowner’s back (2News).
While it’s unknown how long the intruder was in the house, he eventually turned to leave. The homeowner threw a blanket over him as he tried to escape and tackled him to the ground.
According to the Tulsa Police Department, officers were called earlier to the house near 15th St. and S Trenton Ave when the wife and husband learned that someone was attempting to break into their home. When they arrived, they found the homeowner holding the suspect, later identified as Thomas Allen.
Thomas Allen was arrested at the scene and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, 1st-degree burglary, obstructing justice, and larceny from a vehicle.