Oklahoma City man behind bars after unusual burglary

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Derk Watson

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is behind bars after an unusual burglary.

Around 12:05 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the 2500 block of Kathy Ct. in reference to a disturbance.

A woman told police a man had messed with her garage door and that he was still there.

When police arrived, they found 37-year-old Derk Watson in the middle of the street about 20 yards from the house.

As the police officer approached Watson, the officer said they could smell alcohol on Watson’s breath.

According to the police report, when the officer asked Watson how much he drank, Watson replied, “a whole, whole, whole bunch.”

Police also noticed the victim’s garage door was badly damaged.

Police officers asked Watson why he was trying to break into the victim’s home and he replied with a startling statement.

“They’re black.  They’re bad people,” he said “They’re like a poison.”

Watson was placed under arrest and transported to the Oklahoma County Jail.

On the way to jail, police say Watson talked about how much he hated former Oklahoma Superintendent Janet Baressi because she had taken his teaching license away from him.

Police say Watson talked about how he was going to bring down Baressi because she was “a criminal.”

Watson also told police that he “wasn’t trying to burglar anyone.”

He said, “I didn’t step inside that house, I swear. All I did was walk up and throw a Thomas Aquinas book at them because I know they’ve been stealing my friend’s stuff.”

He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for Burglary II.

 

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