Police arrest 79-year-old woman in kidnapping, burglary, robbery complaints

Bobbie House, 79, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Saturday after a speedy getaway attempt.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Published: February 10, 2014
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A 79-year-old woman was arrested and accused of speeding away with stolen merchandise, her accomplice and a security guard in a pickup bed.

Bobbie House, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Saturday on complaints of kidnapping, burglary and robbery by force or fear.

On Jan. 18, a security guard at Specialty Building Material, 1342 SW 3, told police he heard a noise that sounded like someone throwing something into the back of the pickup, according to an incident report.

A security guard noticed a man standing on top of a stack of shingles and throwing them into the back of a pickup parked outside the gate.

The guard used his Taser against the man. They began scuffling in the pickup bed. The guard said he was being choked and feared he would pass out when he fired his gun at the man. Nobody was hit. The woman got into the driver's seat and sped away while the two men continued to fight in the pickup bed.

The woman stopped at Classen Boulevard and the man jumped into the pickup to drive. The guard broke the rear window with the butt of his gun as the pickup swerved on the roadway, eventually hitting a curb and popping a tire.

The guard managed to get out of the pickup as it pulled away.

Curtis Wacasey Jr., 43, was arrested Jan. 31 on complaints of assault with intent to kill, burglary, kidnapping and robbery by force or fear.

House and Wacasey are in the Oklahoma County jail. House's bail is set at $50,000 while Wacasey's is set at $186,000, a jail official said Monday.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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