Tulsa County deputies said a registered sex offender was arrested after he was accused of breaking into an elderly woman's home while naked.
Records show Shannon Miller served two years of a seven-year prison sentence in 2017 for indecent exposure.
Deputies said the woman thought it was all a dream. Until she woke up the next morning a found the man's clothing on the floor.
Deputies said she woke up in the middle of the night and saw a naked man standing next to her bed, but she didn't think it was real.
"He told her not to look at him, and then she didn't. She laid there thinking this is just a nightmare. This is going to end,” said Casey Roebuck, with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
But it wasn't a dream.
The woman woke up the next morning and found the man's clothes, phone and wallet, keys and a knife and her garage door was open.
Deputies said she found Shannon Miller's ID in one of the pockets.
"What was happening to her was so surreal, she didn't even think it could be real. She didn't know how to respond,” said Roebuck.
Deputies tracked Miller to a family member's house and arrested him.
"This is an elderly woman who is very vulnerable. Had he attacked her she would have not been able to defend herself against him,” said Roebuck.
Records show Miller has been arrested for burglary and sex crimes before.
Documents said in 2017, Miller was caught exposing himself next to a church.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was released on probation two years later, in 2019.
Casey Roebuck said most sex offenders have a history of exposing themselves.
"That's a huge red flag. This behavior can escalate to sexual assault, molestation of a child, sexual battery, It’s kind of a gateway crime. That's why it's taken so seriously by us,” said Roebuck.
Roebuck said safety precautions are important.
"Lock those doors and windows. Monsters like this are real and they prey on the vulnerable. They prey on women who are alone. Who may not be able to defend themselves,” said Roebuck.
Right now, Miller is in the Tulsa County Jail for first-degree burglary.