An 83-year-old lady from Oklahoma City said that even though a man followed her on her way home from a casino and robbed her, she is still fortunate that she's still alive.
She said the unpleasant incident could have been a lot worse. Even if she suffered some injuries, she's thankful her neighbors had helped her during the violent robbery that occurred at her house near Indiana Avenue and Northwest 12th Street.
The senior lady, who wants to remain anonymous, sustained a deep cut on her arm and is now bandaged. Immediately after the robbery that occurred on June 4, 2:30 a.m. Saturday, police have released the 911 call depicting the moments of the incident. The victim told dispatch, "As I drove my car into the garage, he came up and he stole my purse."
Her purse contained her ID, debit cards and $100 in cash. The suspect later on used her cards to buy stuff online. She narrated she just got home from Remington Park Casino when she noticed someone was following her, "I guess he must've seen when I cashed out some money at the ATM. He must have followed me home."
Police stated after she pulled into her driveway, the suspect violently snatched her purse and took off, leaving a deep cut to her arm. The victim screamed which a neighbour heard, who followed the suspect's car and got the tag number that eventually led to the man's arrest.
The assailant has been identified as Nathaniel Harris, age 51.
This Tuesday he was arrested with a charge of first degree robbery. Surveillance footage revealed that the suspect had a female accomplice, identified as Leona Archer, age 42. An arrest warrant was issued for her as well for the same charge.
Remington Park Casino officials were notified by the Oklahoma City police and released a statement, "On June 10, Remington Park officials were notified by Oklahoma City police about a June 3 incident that occurred off-premises. The safety and security of our patrons is always our first priority, and we will continue to work with police to assist them in their investigation."
Oklahoma City Police Officer Megan Morgan advised the public, especially those who have just gotten out of a casino, "If you ever feel like somebody is following you, you feel uncomfortable, the best thing to do is to find a nearby police station, fire station or even pull into somewhere that is very well lit."