Robber caught on the roof of a Tulsa residence


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Reported by: Morgan Downing
Updated: 1/19 11:24 pm Published: 1/19 11:08 pm


A Tulsa woman woke up Sunday morning to a man trying to break into her home.

In a FOX23 exclusive interview we speak with the victim who had a robbery on her roof.

FOX23 reveals what happened when she called the police.

FOX23 spoke with the victim who held the would-be burglar at gun point before police showed up.

She joins us in south Tulsa with a look at how this unfolded.

Residents in a South Tulsa neighborhood say it's always quiet and they always feel safe.

But for one family Sunday morning that wasn't the case.

This family says they had to take their safety into their own hands and they held a would-be burglar at gun point.

"The emotions are growing stronger from fear to anger, to just disbelief," said the victim.

A Tulsa mother, who did not want to be identified, says she was home alone asleep in her bed when she was awoken around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

"I kept hearing almost like running. But definitely somebody was up on my roof or in the second story," said the victim.

She told FOX23 she acted fast.

She called her fiance and then police.

While help was on the way she looked out her front window, and says she didn't expect to see what she saw.

"There was one suspect who was sitting on the edge of my roof in front of my house. I could see his feet from inside the house," said the victim.

She could also see her fiance in the front yard holding the man at gunpoint.

"I immediately put my gun on him with one hand and the other hand I had a flashlight that I held in his eyes, I immediately said 'don't move or I'll drop you where you're at.' He put his hands up immediately," said the victim's fiance.

The woman's fiance said he stood there pointing his gun at the would-be burglar for about 10 minutes before police arrived.

The would-be burglar has been identified as Brandon Scott Pomeroy.

"I was just hoping I wouldn't have to shoot," said the victim's fiance.

According to the police report, Pomeroy immediately surrendered to police.

This family believes Pomeroy wasn't working alone.

They found a sweater in the backyard, a T-shirt in the front, socks on the roof and broken tree branches on the ground.

"They had been at work in my backyard for a while.

They had been up in trees. And they set up some access to the roof, stacking chairs and other items," said the victim.

She says this wasn't just a rude awakening for her, but for everyone.

"I think awareness and just diligence in your neighborhood. Making sure your doors and windows are locked always, setting your alarm, using the things you can use to prevent harm, because it's out there," said the victim.

According to the police report, a small bag of methamphetamine was found on Pomeroy.

He is being held in the Tulsa county jail on bonds totaling more than 45,000.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/20/2014 9:02 AM
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Up on the roooof. There was a beautiful moon out last night. Too bad that we can't just cut pomeroy up into little pieces and use him for landfill.
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