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Teens who terrorized homeowners are arrested

Three teens who terrorized a Tulsa neighborhood by trying to rob homeowners on their front lawn are in jail after a resident pulls out his own handgun – sending the trio running

  • A group of teenagers terrorizing homeowners in Tulsa are in custody on Friday 
  • Three suspects pulled off a slew of robberies until they picked on the wrong man
  • Two of the would-be thieves approached a man on his law demanding his money 
  • The man pulled out his own pistol and the two young robbers fled the scene
  • One suspect, 17, surrendered to police following a chase, while the 15-year-old is understood to have been shot by a neighbor, who was also then arrested himself

This is the moment a homeowner withdraws his gun from his holster and confronts a pair of thieves who tried to rob him on his own front yard.

The two would-be thieves were sent running after they picked on the wrong man, having already mugged a separate homeowner earlier for just $12 dollars. 

Tulsa police arrested three suspects after the group pulled off a spate of robberies on Wednesday evening. It is understood that one of the robbers was shot by another homeowner in one of those incidents, though their identity has not been released.   

Tulsa police arrested three suspects after the group pulled off a spate of robberies on Wednesday evening. It is understood that one of the robbers was shot by another homeowner in one of those incidents, though their identity has not been released

The suspects tried to rob another Tulsa homeowner who was armed while tending to his yard, video above shows. 

Police said Andrew Payton, 20, and two teenage suspects pulled a gun on the man who was mowing his yard, getting away with $12 and the victim’s bank card.

They then tried to rob the homeowner seen in the video but are frightened off when he reaches for his weapon.

Then, it is understood that police captured Payton, after a short chase ended in a crash. He was arrested carrying a handgun reportedly used in the robbery.

Police said Andrew Payton, 20, and two teenage suspects pulled a gun on the man who was mowing his yard, getting away with $12 and the victim's bank card. They then tried to rob the homeowner seen in the video but are frightened off when he reaches for his weapon

Police said Andrew Payton, 20, and two teenage suspects pulled a gun on the man who was mowing his yard, getting away with $12 and the victim’s bank card. They then tried to rob the homeowner seen in the video but are frightened off when he reaches for his weapon

The 17-year-old suspect gave himself up to police following the crash, whereas the 15-year-old is understood to have been shot by a neighbor who thought the boy was running at them. The juvenile is not seriously injured (the suspects flee the scene)

The 17-year-old suspect gave himself up to police following the crash, whereas the 15-year-old is understood to have been shot by a neighbor who thought the boy was running at them. The juvenile is not seriously injured (the suspects flee the scene)

The 17-year-old suspect gave himself up to police following the crash, whereas the 15-year-old is understood to have been shot by a neighbor who thought the boy was running at them. The juvenile is not seriously injured. 

That homeowner, Zachariah Cook, refused to give police a statement and was arrested on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill. 

Police said there is a chance the homeowner used justified force, and the judge may decide to drop the charge.

Police say there were reports of a fourth suspect, but she has not been found. Payton and the two juvenile suspects - brothers ages 15 and 17 - are in jail

Police say there were reports of a fourth suspect, but she has not been found. Payton and the two juvenile suspects – brothers ages 15 and 17 – are in jail

Officer J.P. Ward said officers began looking city-wide for the suspects after the initial reports.

‘We got a pretty good description of the vehicle at that point and then, we got some officers on scene and they exactly found some photos of the vehicle in neighboring houses’ security systems,’ Ward said.  

Police say there were reports of a fourth suspect, but she has not been found. Payton and the two juvenile suspects – brothers ages 15 and 17 – are in jail.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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