Burglarized Fourth Time In Three Years, Tulsa Woman Tries To Fight Back


Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 6:22 pm
By: Emory Bryan


A Tulsa woman interrupted a home burglary Thursday morning and chased after the burglars, only to have them turn on her.

It happened just after 8:00 a.m., near 28th Street and Sheridan.

A woman saw a strange car in her driveway and knew what was happening, because it had happened before.

The fear was still fresh when Amy Tarling told her husband, Shannon, about pulling up to their house, as burglars were pulling out.

A few hours later, the fear has turned to anger.

"I'm not going to have that anymore, I'm not going to have people run all over me and take stuff that's not theirs, it's not fair," Amy said.

Amy and her two-year-old daughter were in her car when she saw the burglars and decided she was going to get their tag number.

"I wasn't going to let them get away this time," Amy said.

The chase only went a couple of blocks from the house when the woman driving the getaway car suddenly stopped and backed up to ram Amy's car.

Amy said the woman turned around and looked like she was going to do it again.

"She looked out her window and looked at me, and all I could think was, ‘Oh my gosh, she's not done with me, she's going to do it again, I have to get out of here,'" Amy said.

The burglars ransacked the house and took all the electronics they could grab.

It was the fourth break-in at the same house in three years.

"They got my son's Social Security card and birth certificate, was the most important things they got. It happens about once a year," Shannon said.

Amy managed to outrun the burglars and get their tag number, but she was told the car was stolen.

This set of burglars took a few things, but the constant crime - they've had a car stolen, too - has taken their peace of mind.

"I just wish I could feel comfortable in my own house, but I don't. I hate it," Amy said.

The police were still looking for the SUV, a white Yukon, Thursday afternoon, but told the family they have some leads connecting the car to possible suspects.

Of course, they welcome tips through Crime Stoppers. If you have any information, you can call 918-596-COPS to leave an anonymous tip.