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South Tulsa neighbor reacts after driver leads police on chase, crashes through backyard

South Tulsa neighbor reacts after driver leads police on chase, crashes through backyard (KTUL)

A broken fence, tracks in the yard and a neighbor left confused late Wednesday night.

"Wait a minute, is that a car in the patio?" said David Fleske.

It wasn't exactly what he expected as he was getting ready for bed.

"I saw a lot of flashing lights coming through the yard, and police were running toward the house," said Fleske.

His backyard became a crime scene in a matter of seconds.

Around 10:30 p.m., Tulsa police say a driver sped from officers, hit a utility pole and spun into Fleske's yard near 57th and Sheridan, all that before running away.

"The driver apparently went through our house and out the front door," said Fleske. "Officers were searching for that person in our neighborhood."

Beyond this crash, police say this driver did a whole lot more.

Apparently, the woman is the suspect of an armed robbery driving a stolen car.

"The car was the loot in the first robbery earlier in the day," said TPD Captain Dave Roberts. "I'm not certain that anything else was taken, but the car was stolen in the initial robbery."

As police continue their search, Fleske is left with a pretty hefty bill and apparently déjà vu.

"This is actually the third time a car has come through our privacy fence in the last four years," he said. "We've lived here 30 years; this is very strange."

The good news is his family and dogs were safe from the crash.

Tulsa police officers say there were two other women inside the car when it crashed, one of which was taken to the hospital for injuries.

The two women have since been released as police look for the driver.

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