Swan Lake neighbors say recent crime has them worried

by: Tiffany Alaniz Updated:

HUDSON, NATHANIEL DEMEKER

TULSA, Okla. - A man is behind bars after police say he broke into a home in the Swan Lake neighborhood and then ran from police around 1 a.m. Friday in midtown Tulsa.

The homeowner threw coffee on him to get him out of her house.

Police arrested 54-year-old Nathaniel Hudson on charges of first-degree burglary, larceny, and obstructing an officer.

FOX23 talked to several families in the neighborhood who said this isn't the first time it's happened.

Tom Sherrill said they've been busy the past three weeks since someone broke into their home in Swan Lake.

“(We) put some security and security on the house and things that we didn't have before, so it does change your life,” said Sherill.

Sherrill said he feels for the woman who was a victim in Friday morning's home invasion.
 
“After this has happened you feel like you're wide open,” he said.

Sherrill showed FOX23 the changes they've made: new gates, motion lights, even a home security system.

“Every night when you come home you hope the alarms haven't gone off. It's hard to get over,” he said.

FOX23 found out someone recently broke into several cars in the neighborhood.  Sherrill said it's tough not feeling safe in your own neighborhood.

“I know if someone really wants in your house, you can't do anything to stop them. But it at least makes us feel a little better that we are trying,” he said.
 
Families told FOX23 they will keep their doors secured. 
 
Police told FOX23 they will work to see if Hudson is connected to several other recent burglaries where the burglar description was the same. 
 
Hudson is being held in the Tulsa County jail on more than $50,000 bond.