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Broken Arrow 14-year-old victim describes Thursday break-in

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 8/18/2013 2:49 pm Published: 8/16/2013 6:22 pm

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a burglar who broke into a Broken Arrow home Thursday afternoon while three girls were inside.

FOX23 talked with one of the brave young girls who got safely out of the house.

She said a friendly knock on the back door, “turned into BANG BANG BANG and I was like, OK something’s going on.”

We did not show 14-year-old Caitlin’s face or use her last name because she is still shaken up.

She said after the loud banging, “Then I heard ‘whamp’.  Uh oh.”

Caitlin said she was watching TV with her younger sister and a friend on the couch in the living room. After the knocks, they said they looked at the back door and saw a shadow. 

She said, “There’s a bat. Get out now.”

The three young girls said they ran out the front door. The back door was broken. It has since been replaced. 

Caitlin said she called 911, her sister found help from a neighbor and her friend called her dad, who was out running an errand.

Caitlin’s dad, Scott, said that call was horrifying.

Her dad said, “My heart just dropped.”

He showed FOX23’s Price McKeon the field behind his house where the girls said the man parked his getaway truck. We could still see tire tracks in the tall grass.

He said, “Obviously after the terror is gone because you know they’re safe, you know it was just pride.”

After officers left, that’s when Caitlin said reality hit her. 

She said, “That could have been my last day.”

The Sheriff’s Office said the possible suspect vehicle is a “beat-up” red truck with a black stripe or black body molding.

They said the possible suspect is a white male, with a gray shirt, short white hair and a gray and white beard. They say witnesses describe the man as being 45 to 55 years old.

They said witnesses put the suspect and vehicle in the area of 4100 S. 209 E Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

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