OKC Mom And Son Bound And Robbed Warn Neighbors - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

OKC Mom And Son Bound And Robbed Warn Neighbors

Posted: Updated:
Zach Barnard doesn't know if it was fate or adrenaline but considers himself lucky after escaping knife-wielding, robbers who used duct tape to bind his wrists and ankles Saturday morning. Zach Barnard doesn't know if it was fate or adrenaline but considers himself lucky after escaping knife-wielding, robbers who used duct tape to bind his wrists and ankles Saturday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Zach Barnard doesn't know if it was fate or adrenaline but considers himself lucky after escaping knife-wielding, robbers who used duct tape to bind his wrists and ankles Saturday morning.

It happened in South Oklahoma City, near 84th and Barkwood Lane around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

Neighbors had no idea and couldn't believe it happened in their quiet "crime-free" neighborhood.

A terrifying ordeal, but thanks to a split second decision by Zach, is why the mom says she's here to warn others. He doesn't want anyone else to go through what they had to and said crime can happen anywhere.

"I get jerked awake, instantly punched in the face trying to figure out what happened," said 18-year-old Zach Barnard.

The teen thought it was a nightmare, but knew a beating like he took wouldn't hurt if he was dreaming.

"Thrown over the bed and pulled up and punched in the back of the head while the other was trying to duct-tape behind the wrists," Zach recalled. "So I try to reach for reality and I grabbed a hold of a knife."

Zach says he was knocked out briefly and when he came to, the nightmare wasn't over. His mom was in the next room.

"As soon as I heard the three voices, my mother's and their's I broke the tape off and grabbed my phone and glasses and ran in the backyard and called 911," Zach said.

Zach said was no match in a possible gun and a knife fight, but didn't want his mom in there with the two unknown men. "Get help, because there's two of them with a gun and a knife," he said.

Police say two men got into the home through an unlocked window and into his bedroom, there was a muddy footprint left right by the kitchen sink.

Officers responded to a 911 call and when they arrived to the home they found Zach outside in just boxer shorts and his mom was inside still with duct tape over her wrists, ankles and even eyes.

"They only got away with 22 dollars," Zach said.

They didn't get away. Police arrested both suspects one was a teen the other, 26-year-old Nicolas Goforth, both are being held on robbery with dangerous weapon charges.

"Don't think it will happen to you until it does," Zach said. His mom said they've lived in the neighborhood for 15 years and nothing like this has ever happened.

Zach and his mom aren't sure if the robbery was random or not. Oklahoma City police say it's still an open investigation. Police found a knife, on the bed and the air pellet gun used in the attack, that was on the deck.

Police say an alert neighbor spotted one of the suspects trying to get away and also alerted police.

  • NewsMore>>

  • VA Secretary Nominee Withdraws Nomination Amid Misconduct Claims

    VA Secretary Nominee Withdraws Nomination Amid Misconduct Claims

    Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, the White House physician and President Trump's choice to be the next Veterans Administration secretary, withdrew his nomination for the appointment on Thursday amid questions about his behavior. Jackson announced his withdrawal in a statement: One of the greatest honors in my life has been to serve this country as a physician both on the battlefield with United States Marines and as proud member of the United States Navy. It has been my distinct ho...More >>
    Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, the White House physician and President Trump's choice to be the next Veterans Administration secretary, withdrew his nomination for the appointment on Thursday amid questions about his behavior. Jackson announced his withdrawal in a statement: One of the greatest honors in my life has been to serve this country as a physician both on the battlefield with United States Marines and as proud member of the United States Navy. It has been my distinct ho...More >>
  • Parents Urge Fallin To Weigh In On Student-On-Student Abuse

    Parents Urge Fallin To Weigh In On Student-On-Student Abuse

    Governor Fallin says she will call a special session this month to fill a roughly $110-million budget shortfall. (FILE)Governor Fallin says she will call a special session this month to fill a roughly $110-million budget shortfall. (FILE)
    Governor Fallin says she will call a special session this month to fill a roughly $110-million budget shortfall. (FILE)Governor Fallin says she will call a special session this month to fill a roughly $110-million budget shortfall. (FILE)
    The parents of an Oklahoma middle school student who allege in a federal lawsuit that school officials did nothing to stop sexual attacks against the boy during an 18-month period are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to exert her political influence to draw attention to student-on-student sexual assaults. “(W)e’re calling on Governor Fallin to order the state Department of Education to immediately implement training programs, state-wide, to better prepare schools to prevent and ad...More >>
    The parents of an Oklahoma middle school student who allege in a federal lawsuit that school officials did nothing to stop sexual attacks against the boy during an 18-month period are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to exert her political influence to draw attention to student-on-student sexual assaults. “(W)e’re calling on Governor Fallin to order the state Department of Education to immediately implement training programs, state-wide, to better prepare schools to prevent and ad...More >>

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines affecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.