Double amputee robbed in S. Tulsa home invasion


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Updated: 9/24/2013 10:40 pm Published: 9/24/2013 10:38 pm


A man in a wheelchair was targeted by thieves in his own home Saturday morning.

The home invasion happened Saturday around 2:30 a.m. in the Pheasant Run apartments in the 7400 block of South Lewis Avenue.

The victim said he doesn't sleep well and was expecting a friend to come over after work.

In the doorway, the alleged victim, Jonathan Cordes, said he saw a man wearing ski goggles.

"As soon as he came in he had that gun in the air aiming it at me," said Cordes. "He comes up right by me and says, ‘Where is your money, where is your drugs?’ I was like, 'I don't have any money, I don't have any drugs,'" said Cordes.

He said he is prescribed morphine for his back pain but he doesn't use or sell those drugs or street drugs.

"I'm just sitting here, staring down the barrel, looking at it in disbelief," said Cordes.

He is a double amputee and has deformed arms and said he felt helpless.

"I just said, 'Man you are really going to do this to a disabled guy? Are you that low?'" said Cordes.

He tried to protect his girlfriend who was in the back bedroom.

"He goes, 'Who else is in the house?' and I said, 'Nobody, that's when he shoved the gun against my forehead,'" said Cordes.

Another gunman made his way in the apartment and Cordes said he told them his girlfriend was half-asleep when she saw the gunman in her bedroom doorway making demands.

"He immediately put the gun to my head. Throwing me around in here," said Tracy Sergeant.

She said the gunman pulled her hoodie sweatshirt over her head.

"I thought, 'Oh no, I'm either going to get raped at gunpoint or I am going to get shot,'" said Sergeant.
One of the thieves then forced her to the front room and swung her around.

"I was like, 'She is injured, you need to leave her alone,'" said Cordes.

The couple said the robbers forced them to get down on the floor and covered their faces with blankets.

"While they were ransacking the place, I got stepped on," said Sergeant.

Police told FOX23 News in many home invasions, the victim is targeted and it could be someone who knew he had electronics and prescription drugs.

"We are thinking it might the guy who was supposed to come over and that had set this up and I haven't heard from him since," said Cordes.

More than $10,000 worth of electronics were stolen, including a 55-inch 3D television, a custom-built computer, surround sound system, cellphones and cash.

Cordes said they even ripped the wires from the cordless phone so they couldn't immediately call for help.

"We are still here, we are not hurt," said Cordes.

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karlschneider - 9/25/2013 8:51 AM
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They always tell people, like the other story about the gunman that was chased by 2 citizens, not to chase crooks but to get a good description, but they virtually never REPORT the description. These 'reports' are worse than useless.

Mayor Maynot - 9/25/2013 12:05 AM
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Just a little bit of cool weather and it's like these morons are on another planet. I've got tons more respect for the man in the wheelchair. He probably worked hard for all that he had.
 
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