Edmond police arrested a man after a home invasion and foot chase Wednesday.
Kaidyn Richardson, who turned 14 the same day, was alone inside the home on North Boulevard when she heard someone banging on the door.
“I could hear the screen door open and then they started banging on the door. I was like, ‘oh my gosh, this is not cool,’” Richardson said. “So, I went to the bathroom because it’s the only place with locks on it.”
“I heard the glass break and then the dude fell in the house,” she said.
On a call with 911 dispatchers, Richardson whispered to stay hidden while she heard the intruder move through the house.
“He's whistling at the dogs, and I'm like, 'Oh my goodness I don't know what's about to go down,’” she said.
After more than 10 minutes, the intruder left through the back door and nearby officers gave chase. A passerby drove near the officer and offered to help, according to police. Bodycam video shows the pursuing officer say “get him” to the driver.
The video shows the driver pull up next to the suspect, who then lays down and surrenders as other officers swarm the area.
“Really this was not only the victim here really being helpful, and then this good Samaritan just driving through,” said Emily Ward, spokesperson for the Edmond Police Department.
Police identified the suspect as Roy Whittington, 25, of Edmond. Officers arrested him on charges of public intoxication, first degree burglary and obstructing an officer.