A 65-year-old woman managed to fight off a man who broke into her Oklahoma City home and attempted to rape her, police say.
The victim said on May 3, she walked outside her apartment in the 900 block of Kentucky Avenue so she could let her dog out. She said the suspect, 39-year-old Dominic Polk, was standing outside her door. She said she recognized him from around the neighborhood but didn’t know him.
The victim said Polk pushed her back into her apartment and onto the floor. He then shut the front door and barricaded it by placing a board in front of it.
The victim told police Polk climbed on top of her but she was able to force him off and run to the kitchen. She grabbed a knife and cut him with it, but Polk managed to push her back down and partially pull off her pants.
The victim said she kicked Polk in the groin and got away again, running to the bathroom. She said Polk forced his way inside and was about to assault her when police arrived.
A neighbor apparently called 911 after hearing the victim scream for help. Officers could not get in the front door because of the barricade. They went to the side of the apartment and discovered a hole in the wall where an air conditioning unit used to be. Officers ordered Polk to open the front door but he refused and placed a board over the hole.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department arrived and helped pry open the front door. Police ran into the apartment and found Polk and the victim in the back bathroom. They arrested Polk and booked him into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of kidnapping, attempted rape, first-degree burglary and assault with a dangerous weapon.
The victim refused medical treatment.