Three people are under arrest after police say they broke into a home, burglarized it and killed a family dog before leading deputies on a chase.
The homeowner says the trio is dangerous and should be locked up.
"She was just a sweet fat old dog. She was just the sweetest dog. She was a good dog," said the homeowner, who asked not to be identified.
It all started Wednesday afternoon when the homeowner came home and spotted a pickup driving from his property, loaded with his stuff.
“(I) almost hit a truck and I looked in the rearview mirror and I noticed that my saw and a door and a few other things in the back of my truck that looked like mine."
The homeowner called 911. Police spotted the truck and chased it till it crashed. The three people inside: 25-year-old Rhyan Lee Ingram; 26-year-old Joshua Bailey; and 21-year-old Amanda Rauh were arrested.
As it turns out, Bailey’s parents live just down the road. News 9 knocked on the door, but no one answered. Neighbors know him though.
"He used to be a good neighborhood kid. Hang out. Play basketball, whatever,” said neighbor, Eulinda Smith. “And after he got hooked on so many drugs, he wasn't able to be that kid anymore."
Police know Bailey too. He has an arrest record. The victim shudders to think what would have happened if he had come home a few minutes earlier; or if his wife had been home.
"There’s no telling what would happen if my wife was home. I mean, they may have shot her,” the homeowner said. “I don't know. I can only assume that they would have."
Sgt. Greg Valencia with the Logan County Sheriff Office agrees.
"They were certainly prepared to do so. I mean, they brought a firearm with them to this burglary."
The homeowner says the three need to be locked up.
"It’s getting worse. It's escalating,” he said. “I mean, if they'll shoot a dog they'll surely shoot a human. They need to do some time."
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
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