Footprints in snow lead to two arrests
Harrah, Okla. – For two suspects in a recent string of burglaries the snow may have been their downfall Friday.
Doorbell dinging, Roxana Myers wakes up. Its 3:00 in the morning, snow is falling and two men are at her door.
“As I was coming to the door, I just had a gut feeling, ‘Don’t open the door.’,” said Myers.
Following her instincts, she called 911 in a hurry.
Myers told the dispatcher, “There are some guys out here ringing my door bell. They’re on a bicycle, and I am not answering this door.”
Deputies say the men at her door were Rocky Roark and Coleton Zanola.
Investigators say they’d already stolen a bike and broken into Myers’s empty trailer across the lot.
“They actually went into the house, ate gummy worms, and then they took granola bars,” said Myers.
Deputies ran into the suspects a half a mile from Myers’s home.
Evidence of where they’d been was written in the snow.
Footprints revealed once the burglars left the Myers’s, they walked a half a mile down Harrah Rd. and ransacked Clifford Cooper’s garage and truck.
“Apparently, these guys thought being a bad miserable night people are oh going to be shut in, bundled up, not going to hear anything, be a good night for them to go out, and that snow tripped them up!” said Cooper.
As if the footprints weren’t enough evidence, inside the burglarized truck, investigators found more.
“In that pickup truck was a granola bar that had been partly eaten,” said Mark Myers with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
The same bar which was stolen from Myers’s rent house.
The burglars’ excuse, they were cold.
‘Well if you’re trying to get shelter in a garage, why are you stealing items out of those places?” said Mark Myers.
Regardless, the men ended up with a warm place to sleep in jail.
Back at the victims’ homes, the footprints are a reminder.
“I’ve been a little more scared since all that happened than at the moment because now I keep thinking, ‘What if? What if? What if?’,” said Myers.
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