A man was arrested after he was accused of being high on meth and breaking into a southwest Oklahoma City home, police said.
The family managed to escape when they heard a man kicking in a door.
A terrified mother called 911 and stayed on the phone with the dispatcher until police arrived.
Caller: “We’re like freaking scared right now.”
911 Dispatcher: “I understand.”
The call was made just after 9 p.m. Thursday as the homeowner rushed her family out the front door when she heard someone kicking the backdoor.
She told the dispatcher she only caught a glimpse of the suspect but was able to describe seeing the man's yellow shirt and something else.
Caller: “I’m in the front yard and he hit my dog, my little puppy and everything.”
911 Dispatcher: “He hit your dog?”
Caller: “He did yeah, he’s just a little puppy and he hit him. Kicked him I think it was.”
When police got to the home near SW Grand Boulevard and McKinley Avenue, the homeowner was not sure if home intruder was still inside or not.
“Officers entered the residence, and as they were clearing it, they got to the stairs and that’s when they heard a male voice saying he was upstairs,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan, Oklahoma City Police Department.
Officers said they found Curtis Baylis, 41, laying face-down on a bed upstairs. Police said he put up a fight when they tried to take him into custody.
When they got Baylis out of the home, police said he told officers and paramedics that he gashed his head while he was breaking in and that he was high on meth.
When police asked why he was there, Baylis claimed that he "was on a mission from God to save the world."
“The homeowner did the right thing in calling 911,” said Morgan. “Fortunately, she was able to get herself and children out.”
The suspect's head injury was treated at a local hospital and then he was booked into jail on a first-degree burglary complaint.