Woman sits on, detains suspect following Oklahoma City home burglary
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A woman sat on and detained a suspect following a home burglary last week in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City Police Department reports that at 11:18 a.m. Oct. 12 police were called to a burglary at a home in the 2200 block of SW 20 Street. When police arrived they observed a neighbor sitting on the suspect and detaining them. Police then took 27-year-old Ofelia Renee Uribe into custody.
The victim told officers that she does not know the suspect but Uribe has entered her home three times in the past couple of months without her permission. On this day, Uribe had allegedly entered the woman's home through the back door and began going through rooms. When told to leave, Uribe allegedly stated she "needed to shower" and that if the victim had a son she would marry him. She then fled the house as the victim called 911 and was detained by the neighbor. Homeowner, Maria Zuniga was home at the time with her seven-year-old granddaughter, Yocelin Penya.
"The second after that house, she came in and like I already told you, I got scared," Penya said.
Zuniga's niece, Monica Valdez, who interpreted for her aunt who doesn't speak English, said they were frustrated by how many times Uribe entered the home.
"They don't care about your reaction when they get into other people's houses," Valdez said.
Neighbors told FOX 25 Uribe tried to get into another person's home after trying to get into their home, but thankfully the older neighbor was able to actually sit on the woman, who stands 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs around 155 pounds.
"I feel like good, because if it wasn't her, then police wouldn't get her because she would be loose right now," Valdez said.
When police took Uribe into custody she was only wearing a bra and jeans. She was found to have outstanding warrants for possession of a CDS with intent to distribute. Maria said she's thankful to have neighbors who are looking out for her.
"Mostly the neighbors, some neighbors, they don't care about your neighbors and what happens and she does care," Valdez said.
Uribe was arrested and transported to the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of burglary in the first degree.