Burglary Suspect Tells NE OKC Resident He Won't Hurt Anyone, Shakes Homeowner's Hand
Oklahoma City police are investigating an unusual home invasion that took place near Northeast 122nd Street and Midwest Boulevard. Officers arrested Donald Webb, 31, on Wednesday only feet from the home.
The homeowners were sleeping upstairs when they heard a startling noise downstairs.
Caller: “I just had uh, uh someone break into my home.”
911: ‘While you’re there or what?”
Caller: “Yes, while I’m here.”
He found Webb standing in his living room.
Caller: “He said he was involved in a police pursuit and that’s why he was there. Said his name was Donald Webb.”
Webb told the homeowner he was hiding because he did not want to go back to jail. However, Oklahoma City police said they were never in a pursuit with the suspect.
“It’s unclear who he was running from or why,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “But he certainly did not have permission to break into somebody’s home, especially in the middle of the night.”
Webb told the resident he did not want to steal anything or harm anyone.
“He even shook the man’s hand before turning and simply walking out of the residence,” said Knight. “Without taking anything with him.”
When officers arrived, they found Webb hiding in a ditch not far from the home.
“He ended up being booked into the Oklahoma County jail on burglary charges,” said Knight.
Webb has a lengthy criminal history including six burglary convictions.