Suspect hits elderly man with stolen car
OKLAHOMA CITY — A 60-year-old Oklahoma City man is assaulted by a teenage suspect after a series of crimes.
Police said the teen actually ran over the victim using a stolen car.
It all happened on the city’s northwest side near Britton Rd. and County Line Rd.
The victim suffered minor knee injuries in the incident.
The teenage suspect is accused of several burglaries and hit-and-runs in the area before being caught.
“I like to come out and enjoy the peace and quiet,” explained the victim, who didn’t want to be identified.
Sitting in a chair in his driveway, the man recently noticed a driver speeding around his neighborhood streets causing a big disturbance.
The suspect, David Meyer, drove into this adjacent driveway when the victim confronted the disruptive teen.
“I said, ‘You need to cut that out, man,’” the victim said. “He tells me a few words. We get a little sideways with one another. He says, ‘Well I’ll straighten you out.’”
Backing into the street, the driver suddenly guned the car at the victim’s legs.
“He hits it and runs into the driveway and hits me in this knee with the car,” the victim said.
Police said the suspect then struck a parked car fleeing the assault before being caught on this street a short time later and pinned to the ground by some alert citizens.
The teen now faces some serious charges.
“A car is considered a deadly weapon. The victim could’ve lost his life, so it’s a serious incident,” OKC Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.
For his part, the victim doesn’t care if the 17-year-old suspect is prosecuted but hopes he does get some counseling.
“I think sometimes you just need somebody to give you a point in the right direction,” the victim said.
The suspect is accused of breaking into someone’s home while they slept inside and stealing the car from the garage.
That car was then later used in the assault.
The teen also allegedly had several bags of marijuana on him at the time of his arrest.