Police chase almost derails home sale

Posted on: 8:39 pm, May 17, 2013, by , updated on: 08:54pm, May 17, 2013

WARR ACRES, Okla. – Police surrounded a home in Warr Acres Thursday in pursuit of a suspected burglar.

The suspect holed up in a home that had just sold; the closing was scheduled for 4 p.m. that same day.  

Real estate agent Brent Boone said the buyers and sellers were on the way to the closing when news came someone was in their house.

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Boone said, “It was kind of like, ‘Oh my gosh, what’s happening? Do we buy this house do we not buy this house? How do we go from here?’”

Boone said the chase left some damage in the house.

“The suspect was able to jump the fence but the police went straight through the fence; you can see there is a man-sized hole right there,” he said. 

Three doors were damaged and Boone said the suspect broke a screen when he jumped out a second story window.

Authorities said they still aren’t clear how the suspect got into the house but someone kicked in the door and the damage is obvious.

A twist to an already complicated closing, according to Boone.

“So everyone is communicating with each other because the property is going to change hands and we have an incident where, who’s liable for what and what’s going on with the property and we’ve got a burglary in process,” he said.

The Realtor sealed the deal with a promise to absorb the costs of the unexpected damages.

“Everything worked out,” he said. “We were able to keep the buyer happy, the seller happy but it ended up being a pretty wild afternoon.”