TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Police arrested Davaunte Ouimette Tuesday night for two counts of robbery, two counts of larceny, possession of a gun as a felon and escaping arrest.
According to the Tulsa Police Department [TPD], on Nov. 5 Ouimette robbed a UPS worker near 51st and South Memorial. The victim and a witness said Ouimette was wearing a reflective UPS vest and driving a black jeep.
On Nov. 8 police say then Ouimette robbed a cell phone store near 61st and South Lewis Tuesday.
We spoke to the owner of that store Zach.
“A guy apparently showed up with a gun on his hip and said give me all the 13 Pro Max’s you have. Bring them all out or else I’ll shoot you,” said Zach.
The security cameras caught the robber in a reflective UPS vest and driving away in a black jeep.
“We do have really good cameras we have them in all different angles caught within a day. I’m really impressed,” said Zach.
Zach says Ouimette took seven iPhones and the store lost about $7,000 because of it.
“Phones, inventory, running a business, they come and go, that’s what we’re known for, but yeah it’s sad this happened,” said Zach. “We were more thankful at that point that nothing happened. No life lost.”
TPD also got reports of someone in a UPS vest driving a black jeep and stealing packages off porches in south Tulsa.
Once officers heard this, they believed that this suspect could be the same one that robbed the UPS worker three days before.
Police arrested Ouimette at his residence. After questioning they took his clothes as evidence to the detective’s division and had him change into a white jumpsuit they call a marshmallow suit.
Lt. Justin Ritter says while being transported to the jail, Ouimette, “This story gets even weirder. He decides he’s going to bail out of the car. He’s handcuffed behind his back which is our policy that’s what we do. But he’s able to unbuckle his seatbelt open the passenger front door and jump out onto Denver. So yeah, he’s running down Denver handcuffed, wearing a white marshmallow suit, and doesn’t get very far before he trips over the curb and goes face-first into the curb.”
Lt. Ritter said Ouimette proceeded to run down Denver Avenue but eventually fell, face-first into a curb.
Ouimette has not been charged or convicted.
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