Mom chases after burglary suspect
OKLAHOMA CITY — Police spent hours searching for a burglary suspect Monday morning.
About 8 a.m., Lindsay Bogard was at home with her 8-year-old son when she heard a suspect trying to break into her home.
Bogard had actually seen the suspect a few minutes before when she saw a stranger park in front of her home and begin walking down the street.
Several minutes later, Bogard saw the man trying to get in through her son’s bedroom window.
“You just kinda think that it won’t happen to you. I could see some prying. I could see the window starting to open up. At that point I decided to open the back door and chase him and scare him off,” Bogard said.
Bogard called police, who immediately started searching her neighborhood near S.W. 26th St. and Morgan Rd.
Oklahoma City Police officers, along with a K-9 unit and the helicopter scoured the area from about 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Detectives ran the tags on the black Jeep that had been left out in front of Bogard’s home with the keys in the ignition.
The car led authorities to a mini storage business just a mile away.
Police said they located a “person of interest” in the case at the storage business.
Oklahoma City Police Lieutenant Jeff Lathan confirms police took a DNA sample from the person of interest.
Police would not release the person’s name.
However, a man who identified himself as Dustin told News Channel 4 that he is the person of interest in the case.
He said he is innocent.
“My car started acting up. I ended up walking five miles from there all the way to here,” he said.
Dustin said he had no idea how his car ended up at the scene of the burglary.
“I was sitting here with my son and the police came up,” he said.
Dustin allowed police to search his home.
He also consented to a DNA sample because he believes it will clear him of the burglary.
Police said there is no one else they are considering as a suspect.
The DNA results will be back in 48 hours to a week.
As for Bogard, she is going to start using her home security system more regularly.