Toddler Rescued From ‘Deplorable’ Conditions In SW OKC Home
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Police responded to a home on the southwest side to find four people outside screaming at each other, according to a police report.
August 12 wasn’t the first time for the officer to be called to the address.
“Nearly every time I respond to this address, it’s because a drunken altercation has occurred,” the officer said. “There have been times where violent fights have occurred that myself and other officers have to break up.”
The officer said he had to tell them multiple times to sit down before they listened to his commands.
“Everyone was so intoxicated, it was difficult to understand what they were saying,” he added in the report.
Justin Autaubo, 36, was reportedly face down on the grass looking for his glasses from the fist fight he’d just had with his brother. And a few feet away, 36-year-old Teresa Douglas was yelling at them both. The officer said he separated her from the group.
The officer asked if anyone was in the home, and Douglas said her 2-year-old daughter was inside.
“Officers went inside and unfortunately what he found when he went inside was pretty horrendous,” Oklahoma City Public Information Officer Megan Morgan said.
There were reportedly cockroaches crawling all over the home – on the floor, walls, furniture. Police said there were at least four cockroaches crawling on the bed the 2-year-old was sleeping on. The bugs were also reportedly on the stove in the food Douglas said the child had eaten earlier in the day.
In the bathroom, the toilet bowl was reportedly “full of both old and fresh feces, urine, and toilet paper.”
“Based off the description that the officer gave of the house, the conditions were deplorable,” Officer Morgan said.