What started as a good deed by an Oklahoma City man took a bizarre turn

Derek Stephens

Courtesy: Oklahoma County Jail

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A 24-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly took advantage of an Oklahoma City resident’s kindness.

On Dec. 28, officers were called to the 600 block of N.W. 16th St. after receiving a 911 call about a man trying to break into a home.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim told police that a man came to his door and told him he was hungry.

The victim told officers that he gave the man $10 and watched the man leave.

Later that night, the victim says the man came back and asked for a ride to N.E. 15th St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.

At that point, the alleged suspect opened the victim’s car door and got inside his vehicle.

However, the victim told the man that he couldn’t take him anywhere but gave him $20 to get a ride.

The next day, the victim told police that the man was knocking at his door again.

According to the arrest affidavit, the man said, “Give me your car and your keys.”

The victim told the alleged suspect, ‘No,’ and told him to leave.

The report says the alleged suspect then asked the victim if he “was Jesus or Julius Caesar.”

At that point, the victim says he shut and locked his door.

The police affidavit claims the alleged suspect began screaming and breaking Christmas decorations in the front yard.

The suspect then walked around the house and allegedly tried to break several windows.

Authorities arrested 24-year-old Derek Deshon Stephens for the crime.

Stephens was arrested for first-degree attempted burglary and destruction of private property.

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