Police: Woman arrested after jumping into vehicle to assault and rob individuals
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A woman told police she was trying to make people "put on their seat belts" when she reportedly jumped in a vehicle at a metro store to assault and attempted to rob them.
The Oklahoma City Police Department was called just before 9 p.m. Nov. 1 to a robbery at Community Food Mart, 1235 NE 23 Street. The calling party stated a woman had crawled into their van and began hitting them.
When police arrived on scene they found 42-year-old Rosetta Ranee Grate sitting in the front seat of a van in the parking lot with a man outside attempting to get her out of the vehicle. Police pulled the woman out of the vehicle, noting a strong smell of alcohol on her breath. While the woman was coming out of the vehicle she reportedly told police "she was just trying to make them put on their seat belts."
Officers spoke with a female victim who stated she was getting in the back seat of the van when Grate jumped on her back and began going through her pockets. At one point, Grate allegedly tried to wrap a seat belt around the victim's neck.
A male victim told police he was able to get Grate out of the van and focus her attention on him. Grate then allegedly struck the man in the face and began grabbing at this shirt pockets. As the man attempted to call police, Grate repeatedly grabbed for his phone.
She was then able to get into the front seat of the vehicle when police arrived on scene.
The victims told police they did not know Grate. Grate was arrested on complaints of attempted robbery in the first degree, public drunk, resisting arrest and robbery in the first degree.