Deputies draw their weapons on a Green Country woman in a case of mistaken identity


Tuesday, November 23rd 2004, 6:18 am
By: News On 6


56-year-old Norma Aldridge is a grandmother, goes to work, and gives to her church. Now she’s a victim of mistaken identity.

It happened early Monday morning as she arrived at her job at the Bank of Oklahoma. Just before 5 AM, she was pulled over by Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies. The deputies had their guns drawn and ordered Aldridge out of her car. "And I said, 'but what did I do?' He said, 'this car's been reported stolen.'"

As it turns out, the Sheriff's office says Norma's license was just one number off from another car that was reported stolen. It appears the Tulsa Police Department accidentally entered her number in the database as one reported stolen.

Despite the mistake, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Captain Bill Bass says the procedures in a felony stop are the same for everyone.