OKLAHOMA CITY — It was the last thing Frank Robinson expected when he got home from work Sunday morning.
He walked into his house in a neighborhood near S.E. 44th and Bryant around 5:30 a.m. after finishing his overnight job.
“I come home expecting just to take a nap and come home to fighting for my life. Nothing I expected at all,” he said.
As he turned the corner into his living room, he came face-to-face with two men burglarizing his home.
“Right when I made it to that spot right there, I noticed my TV was gone and there were two guys right there and soon as they saw me, they rushed me and they tried their best to kill me.”
Robinson struggled with one of the men as the other slashed him with a knife.
His forearms bear the marks of that fight; he has 12 stitches and 17 staples.
“He kept trying to stab me with it and when that didn’t work, he got to slicing at me with it. That’s when I threw up my forearms to protect me,” he said.
Robinson said he wants to warn others in his neighborhood about these dangerous criminals.
“I’m glad that I’m here and I’m alive. But I don’t want anybody in this neighborhood unaware that there’s somebody out there not only willing to break into your house but willing to kill you to get what you have,” he said.
Robinson has military training and works security.
He was eventually able to fight off the men.
The suspects then fled the scene.
Robinson’s got a lot to live for; his wife is pregnant with their first child, a baby girl due in October.
As he traces the marks where the criminals dragged his tv outside, he said he gladly would’ve just given it to them.
“There’s cowards out there that will take your life over material possessions,” he said.
The criminals made off with Robinson’s TV, a blu ray player and a digital camera.