Suspect subdued by homeowner in botched home invasion


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Updated: 11/10/2013 8:51 am Published: 11/10/2013 8:36 am


Tulsa Police say a man tried to break into a house Saturday evening, but was subdued by homeowner in a botched home invasion. 

According to Captain Steve Odom, the incident occurred at Admiral Boulevard and 33rd West Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The homeowner told officers that he heard a knock on his front door and when he answered it, he was greeted with a pistol aimed at his head, reports said.

The gun was held by Edward Vanderlind, 19, whom barged into the home demanding belongings, Odom said.

Odom said after becoming distracted for a brief second, the homeowner and his guest were able to subdue Vanderlind and call police.

Reports said Vanderlind, whom appeared to be under the influence of substances, was transported to a Tulsa area hospital to be treated and was not placed under arrest.

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WyoMoe - 11/11/2013 9:33 AM
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This is why crime is out of control in Tulsa!!

gettingby - 11/10/2013 1:46 PM
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Should we presume, then: that carrying a gun without a permit, menacing with a gun, and attempted robbery by demanding property, much less being under the influence, is not chargeable?

Unwashed Mass - 11/10/2013 1:10 PM
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Because these are handouts from the police that TV stations just copy word-for-word, rather than do some legwork.

Mayor Maynot - 11/10/2013 10:36 AM
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That's a good question

Gregg777 - 11/10/2013 9:50 AM
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and was not placed under arrest. Ok Fox did you ever think about following up with why he wasnt arrested?
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