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TPD: Man held hostage during home invasion, searching for suspects

Posted at 5:22 AM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 14:45:57-05

TULSA -- A man said he was pistol-whipped and duct tapped during a home invasion overnight.

It happened near Admiral and Mingo at about 11 p.m. Monday night.

Mike Anderson told Tulsa Police he heard a knock on his door and when he opened it, three men forced their way inside his home with a gun to his face. 

"He says, 'One wrong move and I'm going to kill you.'" Anderson said. "He tells another guy to go get something to tie [me] up." 

He said the men pistol-whipped him and the gun went off, but no one was hit. He has a bullet hole in the door frame to his kitchen. 

Anderson was forced into his bedroom where he was bound in duct tape and beaten.

"See this is what they were beating me with on the bottom of my foot," Anderson said holding his cane with a metal top. 

During that time, the victim told police they stole his TVs, cell phone, computers, money and loaded it up in his red 1999 Dodge Ram Truck and took off. 

"Apparently they were here for a while, probably 10, 15, 20 minutes," Sgt. Stephens said. "It wasn't just an in and out."

Anderson had a knee replacement in the last week and is struggling to get around. That is one of several reasons he believes someone he knew tipped the burglars off that he might be a good target. 

The victim told police he had never seen the men before and did not recognize their voices. He said at least two of them had their faces covered.

"In Oklahoma, you can kill a person for breaking in your house," Anderson said. "Yeah, if I had a gun and I had the opportunity, I would have without even thinking twice." 

Police describe the men as white males in their upper 20s or 30s. They ask the public to be on the lookout for the victim's red 1999 Dodge Ram Truck that has a dent in the tailgate.

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