Car burglary suspect detained by bystanders after attempting to hit them with scooter

TULSA - Tulsa police are crediting several good Samaritans with catching a car burglar.

Early Tuesday morning, police responded to a neighborhood near 11th and Urbana after receiving a 911 call reporting suspicious activity.

Upon arrival, officers found several bystanders had detained 24-year-old William Moss.

According to the police report, Moss was seen looking into car windows and walking away from a car with a screw driver and possible stolen property. 

Witnesses said they saw Moss put the items under the seat of his scooter and as they approached Moss he tried to hit them with the scooter.

Police found the stolen items under Moss' scooter seat as well as a knife, commonly used burglar tools and the medications Adderall and Ritalin.

According to the report, Moss told police he did not have a prescription for the drugs.

Police say they also found a loaded airsoft pistol that was a replica of a semi-automatic handgun and a wallet with multiple IDs that did not belong to Moss.

He was arrested for second-degree burglary, possession of stolen property, burglary tools, a firearm and controlled drugs without a prescription as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Moss was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on $94,000 bond.

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