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Oklahoma family comes face to face with intruder and scares him away

CHICKASHA, Okla. – A family stood face to face with the man who broke into their Chickasha home Monday morning.

You could hear the homeowner yelling for her cousin, Ray Arevalo, on the 911 call recording.

“Ray! Ray!” said the woman, who asked us to protect her identity. “Get Chloe. Hurry! He just walked out the back door. Get Chloe!”

At that point, she’d just locked eyes with the intruder.

“She said he was coming in the window. So I started running,” said Arevalo. “She’s scared they might try to come back.”

While she would not talk on camera, Arevalo decided to explain it all in hopes that the criminal will be caught.

“He was going like that,” Arevalo jiggled the front door handle. “I had an eerie feeling, you know?”

While his cousin called the police, the intruder was crawling inside a back window.

He looked up, and was staring at Arevalo, his cousin and her two-year-old granddaughter.

Then, he ran.

“He took off real fast and that was it. He was gone.”

“Oh that’s terrible,” said their neighbor, Jesse Pruitt.

He has seen this happen on S. 13th St. at least three times this month.

In Monday’s case, the criminal didn’t steal anything.

Except for the safety Arevalo’s family once felt in their home.

Arevalo said, “I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. I wouldn’t even put it on my worst enemy.”

Their surveillance cameras, in turn, took something valuable from the intruder: his photo.

You could get a cash reward if you recognize the man. Call CrimeStoppers at (405) 224-8477.

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