Man accused of stealing replica rings set to be auctioned off for hospital
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A metro man was arrested after stealing two replica rings that were set to be auctioned to raise funds for a hospital.
The Oklahoma City Police Department reports that Carlos Demario Wigley, 22, was arrested Sept. 4 on complaints of robbery by force and fear, threatening acts of violence and obstructing an officer.
Police say on Sept. 4 Wigley entered Embassy Suites, 741 N. Phillips, and asked to fill out an application. While filling out the application he was standing next to a display containing a replica 1992 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring and a 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference Championship ring. The rings were part of an auction to raise funds for the Children's Hospital Foundation Wigley allegedly grabbed the rings and used pliers to cut them from the display.
An employee approached Wigley and told him to put the rings back. Wigley then reportedly stated "If you follow me I will shoot you". He then ran from the hotel.
A perimeter was then set up and police were able to find Wigley on the roof of a nearby vacant home. Wigley was not following officer's command and allegedly began tearing roof shingles from the home and throwing them at officers.
A fire truck arrived on scene and allowed officers to access the roof, where Wigley was pepper sprayed and took into custody. While being taken into custody, Wigley reportedly headbutted an officer.
The rings are still missing. Anyone with information on their whereabouts are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.