OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City woman is forced to open fire on a would-be thief.
The alleged suspect was caught on camera trying to break into numerous homes and cars in a gated community near S.W. 89th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
Police now hope surveillance video of the suspect will lead to an arrest.
The homeowner who pulled the trigger calls it the scariest moment of her life.
“I tried to warn him I was home,” said Lacey Nunnally. “As soon as he broke my glass, I shot at him. This guy didn’t know it, but he picked on the wrong girl.”
Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “She was in fear for her life and did fire a single shot at the door. We don’t think he was hit, but it made him leave the area.”
“He was oblivious to warnings,” said Gus Gudmunson, a nearby neighbor. “He was intent on breaking into homes and didn’t care who was there.”
At one point, the man allegedly snuck inside Gus’s home through a side door before being scared away.
Gudmunson said, “The dogs barked like crazy and he left.”
Police say the suspect knocked on several doors in the neighborhood, trying to break into homes and cars.
Luckily, one neighbor got video of the alleged suspect lingering around the back of another home while holding a brick behind his back.
After the crime spree, the suspect may have camped out nearby before fleeing without some of the items he tried to steal.
Everyone in the neighborhood now hopes the man is arrested before anyone else falls victim.
“I’m sure Lacey would like to see him caught,” said Gudmunson. “She’d probably like to see him hung!”
Based on the items the alleged suspect left behind, it’s possible he may have broken into homes and cars beyond just the one neighborhood.
Fortunately, no one got hurt during the break-ins.
Anyone with information on the man seen in the video is asked to contact CrimeStoppers.