OKLAHOMA CITY – Valentine’s Day evening took a terrifying turn for a southeast Oklahoma City woman who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by her neighbor. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at an apartment complex near S.E. 44th and Shields.
"A woman was going home to her apartment. As she's opening the door to her apartment, a man grabs her, shoves her on into the apartment. He's armed with a gun,” said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
According to a police report, 20-year-old Deris Dakota Wilson threatened to shoot the victim and demanded cash. The victim told him she didn’t have any cash, to which he replied “Don’t make me shoot you and give me your f****** money.” She gave him $40, and he made off with her TV and other miscellaneous items from her apartment.
“He actually has her unhook her coax cable from her TV so he can steal her television, which he does. He takes the television, some cash and some other miscellaneous things from the apartment,” Knight said.
About 15 minutes later, the victim noticed Wilson return to her apartment complex and enter another apartment, according to the police report. Turns out, Wilson lives there.
"He ends up going to another apartment. She's able to pass that information to officers who arrive at the scene,” Knight said.
Police said the victim’s quick thinking may be the reason Wilson ended up behind bars that same night.
"She was very attentive to detail. She was able to get officers a lot of information and, ultimately, it led to the suspect's arrest,” Knight said.
Officers are still trying to recover the stolen property.
Wilson was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He has since bonded out.