“I was very very proud of her for her reaction time,” Oklahoma City teen & dog scare off intruder

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police are looking for an intruder who broke into a southwest Oklahoma City home during the day on July 2.

The homeowner says his daughter was inside alone at the time. He says she told him the suspect came by the house around 11:30, knocked on the door and left.

The suspect showed up about 30 minutes later and knocked again. When no one answered, police say the suspect busted through the door.

Surveillance video shows what happened next.

Once inside, it appears the man wipeed his feet while closing the door behind him. He then walked down the hall, unaware there is a 16-year-old girl in the back bedroom on the phone with police.

"The door was closed. She had already closed and locked her door," her father, Jason, said.

Jason said, fortunately, the suspect was spooked and ran out with nothing.

"In that situation she did exactly what she was supposed to do. I was very, very proud of her for her reaction time.”

He not only credits his daughter’s quick thinking for scaring the burglar off, but his dog, Chip, gets some of the credit, too.

"He can get pretty loud. I think he did have some contribution to that because he didn't leave him. He was right there the whole time," Jason said.

The father says it was a scary situation that, thankfully, only left him with a broken door, a shaken daughter and noisy dog.

"For someone to come in and, you know, destroy our security. That's what really gets me about it," Jason said.

He said he is also upset the man destroyed peace for his family that is still recovering from the devastating May 20th tornado two years ago.

"In this neighborhood, we're still rebuilding from the tornado. You can see houses up and down this street that are in construction right now, and for someone to come in and start taking from people that have already lost things is pretty low," Jason said.

In the video, you may notice the suspect had an orange vest on. Police are not sure why. They said he could be a construction worker or he could have been trying to blend in.

If you recognize the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.

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