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Man tackled, stunned in his home by two seeking pills

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 11:49 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 4:48 p.m.

A 57-year-old man was tackled and shocked with a stun gun as two people tried to procure prescription painkillers from him, but the Wichita man was able to alert authorities and the thieves left empty-handed, police said.

The man answered a knock on the door of his home shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of South Hydraulic, Lt. Doug Nolte said. A 30-year-old woman he knew was outside with a stranger.

He invited them inside. Once inside, “he described the female being kind of affectionate toward him and wanted to hug him,” Nolte said.

But he wasn’t comfortable with that because he didn’t know her well and tried to push her away. At that point, the man with her “grabbed him and threw him on the couch,” Nolte said.

He demanded the victim sell him some Lortab pills. He also used a stun gun on the victim as he held him down.

But the resident was able to get away and push the panic alarm that goes to a medical alert business, Nolte said. A dispatcher for that business then called 911.

When he pushed the panic button, the two visitors left without getting any pills, Nolte said. Police have the name of the woman who came to the home and are looking for her and her accomplice.

The victim was not injured in the incident, Nolte said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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