Cheeseburger and Shake End Police Standoff in Oklahoma
SHAWNEE, Okla. — Shawnee police are very familiar with 45-year-old Timothy Gene Deathrage.
They said they have been to his home more times than they can remember.
“I’ve dealt with him all my career, 25 years,” said Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz.
But when authorities recently came to his home at 707 N. Tucker to serve an arrest warrant for domestic assault and battery, Deathrage refused to surrender.
“He slammed the door and announced he had a firearm and he was not going to be taken into custody,” Frantz said.
Police set up a perimeter and began to negotiate a peaceful resolution.
“The suspect said he was hungry so we used that as a tool to build a relationship,” Frantz said.
Deathrage was very specific; he wanted a hot and fresh Braum’s cheeseburger with all the veggies and a banana shake before he’d consider surrendering. Click here to read the full story from our sister station KFOR.