SHAWNEE, Okla. – A Shawnee man helps police nab a ‘naughty neighbor’ after she allegedly broke into his 98-year-old father’s home.
Lincoln Thomas says his dad moved out of his house and in with him about seven months ago.
However, he regularly checks on the home because it’s still full of his dad’s belongings.
On his last check, he realized he wasn’t the only one who had been inside.
Thomas said, “They just threw stuff all over the place. They tore it up pretty good.”
He says the burglars left him a distinct clue that they would be back.
Thomas said, “They had, like, green duffel bags and they had black nylon bags and it was full of my stuff and I knew I didn’t put them in those bags.”
So, he decided to stake out the house.
He parked several houses down the street at 10 p.m. and settled in to wait.
The first time he was watching the house, he noticed something out of the ordinary.
At 2:30 a.m., Thomas says he saw a woman walking along the street.
He said, “I don’t think she saw me because I was real still and laying back. And then she came back to his house again and then she just disappeared.”
Police found the woman outside the house surrounded by bags of stolen property.
She claimed to be just a friendly neighbor.
Police told Thomas to watch her while they checked the house.
He said, “She slid over to the side of the trailer and I asked her to step out where I could see her. And she says, ‘I’m not going anywhere. I’m your neighbor.’ So I walked around the side of the trailer and caught her taking off as fast as she could.”
Turns out, she was really was a neighbor.
Police caught 35-year-old Rosi Still at her home just a block and a half away.
According to the police report, they discovered at least one stolen item inside.
Officers also arrested her husband, Jonathon Treat, on several outstanding warrants.
Thomas says he was prepared to continue his stake out as long as it took.
He’s glad the suspects are behind bars.
He said, “I’m sure they were probably hitting every house that they can find. So anyway, I’m glad the police got them.”