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Police searching for two suspects at midtown Tulsa apartment complex


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Reported by: Tiffany Alaniz
Updated: 2/22 10:42 pm Published: 2/22 9:43 am


TULSA, Okla. - Police are looking for two men who went on a morning crime spree, stole a car, crashed into others and then took a teen hostage.

FOX23 first brought you this story as breaking news on www.fox23.com.

On Saturday morning, our FOX23 crew was there and found out how the men were able to get away.

Tulsa police tell FOX23 the suspects started at the Legacy at Riverview Apartments and then ran through an open field and then to the Sundance Apartments.

At that apartment complex, they entered an apartment and found a 14-year-old boy home alone.

The boy's father tells us his son was held hostage and was terrified.

Police say itthe crime spree started around 8 a.m. when Molly King spotted her car, a Chevy Trailblazer, which had been stolen overnight.

She followed the car and called police, who said the suspects drove into the Legacy at Riverview Apartment complex.

"They were leaving at a high rate of speed and lost control, crashing into numerous vehicles,” said King.

FOX23 saw more than 10 cars wrecked on scene, "I just can't believe it happened," said King.

She told FOX23 she was sleeping and didn't hear her car being totaled.

"Mine probably got hit the worst but I mean it could have easily just gone straight through my window too…I’m thankful nobody got hurt and that nobody was in the cars."

FOX23 discovered that the suspects ran and went into an apartment at the Sundance complex where a 14 year-old-boy was home alone.

Tulsa police’s Sgt. Bracken told us the teen was alarmed. "He was very scared. They wouldn't let him leave and they were hiding from us while we were out here."

The boy's father told FOX23 the suspects were hiding in the apartment for almost 30 minutes, even changing clothes and lining up a ride.
Outside, police dogs, numerous officers and a helicopter searched for them.

"We felt they were in an apartment but we didn't know where," said Bracken.

The boy's father said the men didn't physically harm his son but held him hostage and he was emotionally terrified.

Residents at the Legacy at Riverview Apartment complex told FOX23 they're worried theywill be left footing the bill for their wrecked cars.

FOX23 talked with homicide Sgt. Dave Walker Saturday night about the arrest. He said,"murderers are pretty important people to put behind bars, so we keep looking for them."


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Mayor Maynot - 2/23/2014 1:16 PM
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Spotted her car which had been stolen overnight!! That's code for crack rental.

Mayor Maynot - 2/23/2014 1:10 PM
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Is that short for percolator?? TPD is fishing for whale with a zebco77.

Unwashed Mass - 2/22/2014 10:51 PM
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Dont all high-speed chases end in crashes? It's just a cop perk.

Mayor Maynot - 2/22/2014 5:29 PM
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