Older woman demands intruder leave her home


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Updated: 12/22/2012 10:34 pm Published: 12/22/2012 9:50 pm


Tulsa police arrested 23-year-old Justin Barberousse after he was caught stealing from an older woman Saturday morning and breaking into a vehicle afterwards. 

85-year-old Dorthy Gardner woke up just before 4-o-clock in the morning at her home off 32nd Street and South Memorial Drive listening to someone opening and shutting her jewelry chest drawers.   She stepped out into her hallway and a Barberousse was in her hallways holding one of her pillow cases, using it as a sack to hold the items he was stealing and then he pulled out a hand-gun and pointed it at Gardner.

“He came out and he looked at me and I yelled ‘What are you doing on my house?’ and then he stepped around and pulled out his gun from his back and he said, ‘Back off, back off’ and then he ran off,” described Gardner.  “It was a small gun, but they look big when you are looking down the barrel.”

Barberousse left and Gardner called the police.  TPD arrived and showed Gardner where Barberousse had thrown a brick threw the back glass door.  It shattered the glass and the brick was still left inside. 

“There was glass everywhere,” said Gardner. 

“He stole my costume jewelry and my pearls that my husband bought me in 1966.  I still have the receipt but now the necklace is gone. “

She was also unhappy he stole one of her matching pillowcases. 

“That dirty dog, he took my matching pillowcase.  I wish I could have punched him and said ‘Where is my stuff? You took my things!’”

She joked but she was upset and said she felt violated. 

“It could have been worse, I am lucky he did not beat me up because I take a blood thinner and I could have bled to death. “

Tulsa Police say Gardner was lucky but they would not recommend doing what she did – confronting the intruder.  They said to stay in the room and barricade the entrance, then call 911 and stay on the phone even if you cannot talk that way the call is recorded for any sound. 

Barberousse was reported breaking into a car within a few blocks from Gardner’s home and then officers saw him trying to run away.  Officers surrounded him and he dropped to the ground around 31st Street and Memorial Drive behind Cavenders store.  In the police report it states,

“Listed suspect turned to me and stated freely, ‘can I at least go and tell the old lady that I’m sorry? I’m not a bad person.’”

Gardner was told what Barberousse said.  She replied with, “He is not sorry.  He is just sorry he got caught.”

 


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aleman - 12/27/2012 7:15 PM
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All those conspiracy theories,you know where the money really comes from,bet you believed Louis Farakhan when he said he saw Bush on a levee digging with a shovel during Katrina or Rosie O'donnel saw Bush detonate bombs in the Twin Towers on 9/11...there are pills for that, but you know about that already

aleman - 12/27/2012 5:34 PM
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You and GGP are one and the same,all this liberal bullcrap word salad you spread out to try and confuse people doesn't work on me,it boils down to the fact that liberals found out they could buy votes with tax dollars collected from the working man...absolute genius thinking,get half the population on the gov't tit then dangle these entitlements in front of them clear to the voting booth...vampires sucking the blood out of this country

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2012 12:42 PM
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http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/12/01/8394995/index.htm #8^ ?Sit down you're rocking the boat

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2012 12:12 PM
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Leman forgets that many suffer from drugs that were provided to them by the govt. Get a grip on yourself at this point it's best for you to rest your defense. You got so many answers you need to go help those folks out in DC

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2012 12:04 PM
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The CIA makes mega money off of opium crops in BangCock Thailand Only to sell the bulk of it to china in an effort to kill as many Chinese as possible with the profits from that economy lining pockets of high uP muckity mucks like Bush

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2012 11:56 AM
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Actually you did.(12:26 3:59 pm) It's surprising that you would say that. Oh yea I forgot you are paleman newsbot from tulsaquah that you would even so deny your own word. all the squirrels in the tree chirp and sing the heraldic praise of Alena for the acorns Their praise to your jackpot of legumes ;-) you'd be a fine politician. Then earlier you picked on GGP also said alter ego paranoid skitso did you eat the popcorn???? Now that you know where the money comes from are you a little more secure with it's not your money none of it ever was it belongs to the government and they'll probably do what they want with it wether you like it or not. Go out and buy a t bond and put it in a cd. They tax the tar out of them when you save. Tell me truthfully do you believe that man has been to the moon??

Mayor Maynot - 12/27/2012 10:57 AM
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Aleman you and president Obama need to take off and go bungii cord jumping off of the fiscal bluff (I'd say cliff but the president may call for us to tighten up and it may not be a bluff.) for the next 36 hours. in the mean time me and pinky are cultivating a plan to rule the ;-) you know that were off of the gold standard (there's more to lose in copper) it comes from pools of funding that are generated by vast holdings of funds tucked away in archives that are publicly known as lost funds. Many range in sums excess to $fivehundred thousand +++ dollars that the government draws interest off of. That's just one of the little pies that are cooking in the oven to save hansel and gretta from being eaten by the big bad wolf. Why??? You want a piece of the pie?? B

aleman - 12/27/2012 5:06 AM
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Maynot nobody said anything about people on disability you ingrate or with health issues these are the ones that the healthy young people who refuse to work are stealing from no matter what color they may be,I see what it has done to my people,it is to easy for them to lie around drawing a check and with so much time on their hands they take to drink or drugs I am afraid meth will wipe half of them out in a generation,sure help people out ,but require the healthy ones to take training and give them a time frame to find work afterwards,drug test them also and the ones on drugs put through a vigorous rehab,the gov't dehumanizes then pidgeonholes these people in gov't housing then with the hard drugs,alchohol and all the violence they see and hear they set to killing each other ,to me this isn't right.

aleman - 12/27/2012 3:39 AM
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Where does the money come from ?

Mayor Maynot - 12/26/2012 9:27 PM
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dehumanized ward of the state hahaha. You're dehumanized without the help of any other. That's like me telling my dogs to quit making me look stupid. I can do that quite well by myself.
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