SAPULPA, Okla. -- A Sapulpa family is rattled after they caught a man trying to break into their home and police never filed a report.
Surveillance video captured a man trying to force his way into the home for about ten minutes. The homeowner, Addison Maddox, noted that the perpetrator passed up the vehicle parked in the driveway and never attempted to open the car door.
The perpetrator stays calm the entire time and remains on the phone. Maddox said, “That’s what makes me think he has a lookout because he’s acting pretty calm like he knows nobody’s coming.”
Maddox said the man went to the back of the house, where a window was cracked, explaining, “We usually have it propped open just for our cats to go in and out.”
When Maddox and his wife got home the following day, they found the window wide open. Nothing seemed to be missing and the perpetrator left empty handed.
But this is not the first time someone has tried to break into this house. Maddox says just a few months ago, someone actually managed to get in and stood in the bedroom doorway where his wife was sleeping just feet away.
He explained, “He walked right by my daughter’s bedroom to the back where my wife was sleeping. He got chased away by the dogs, but it was scary which is why I quit my overnight shift.”
The suspect in that case was caught about a block away. But when Maddox’s wife called police about the most recent incident, she says police told her it had been more than 12 hours and since nothing was stolen and the couple could not prove the man went into the house, a police report could not be filed.
A police supervisor tells us that is not proper protocol as the dispatcher did not send an officer. The Sapulpa Police Department is sending an officer now to file a report.
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