Oklahoma City police are looking for a man with a very distinct tattoo, wanted for several home and car break-ins in South Oklahoma City.
Detectives think he is responsible for least four reported break-ins and there could be even more. He looks for crimes of opportunity, but fortunately one homeowner had his home security camera rolling when he did.
The homeowner didn't want to give his name or show his face, but did want to share his story as a warning to others to lock their doors.
He has quite an elaborate surveillance system set up at his home, with multiple cameras that capture almost every angle outside and inside his home.
The video shows the suspect rummaging through his jeep with a flashlight and then heading for the back. Fortunately, there was nothing of value inside his jeep, but that did not stop this crook for looking for something else to steal - this time inside the home.
Since it was after midnight, he probably thought the homeowner was asleep. But he wasn't. Instead he was sitting in his living room reading.
The crook got spooked and took off running out the same door he came in. The whole reason it wasn't locked was because of a cat door. But that has now been fixed to keep future burglars from breaking in.
The homeowner now hopes the footage helps lead police to the suspect before he strikes again. The only thing the crook got away with was a hammer, which is a good thing since there were a number of firearms inside that home he could have taken instead.
Most of the burglaries occurred near SE 89th and Santa Fe.
If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.