|Updated: 6/12/2012 10:09 am
||Published: 6/11/2012 10:57 pm
Dawn Hockett’s stomach told her she needed a lunch break, so she jumped into her truck and headed home.
As she drove through her Glenpool neighborhood, in the 131st block of Nyssa, she noticed a couple of guys out of place.
Odd, because none of her neighbors was moving, yet one of the guys had a TV in his arms.
"They were running, and looking at us kind of strangely," said Hockett.
So Hockett followed them, but the guy with the TV took off.
"Turned around and booked it the other direction," said Hockett. "He was wearing a bright orange t-shirt. You couldn't miss him."
After dialing 911, the chase was on. Hockett took a hands on approach. Once she got close enough, she jumped out of the car and tackled the man.
A neighbor helped hold the man down, and minutes later cops arrived.
That man was 31-year old Kevin Long. Hockett said he claimed someone had just given him the TV.
"I told him he messed with the wrong neighborhood," said Hockett.
She didn't break a nail, but she got road-rash from the football tackle, and a busted fender. Seems Hockett’s adrenaline was pumping so hard she forgot to put her truck in park.
She ended up swapping paint with a neighbor's truck.
"I can't promise I won't do it again,” said Hockett.
What’s more, she never grabbed lunch.
Police do not suggest you do what Hockett did. Kevin Long is being held in the Tulsa County Jail for second degree burglary on $10,000 bond.