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Ardmore police arrest 'zombie' suspect

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Police said Thomas Boss was "growling like a zombie" when he was apprehended. (Ardmore PD) Police said Thomas Boss was "growling like a zombie" when he was apprehended. (Ardmore PD)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Just a week before Halloween, an Ardmore woman had a spook that ended with one man behind bars.

The woman -- who asked that we not identify her -- said she heard what sounded like a zombie from "The Walking Dead" outside her home in the 1300 block of A Street SE Tuesday morning. Then she saw a suspicious man walking around her property.

That's when she called police.

"It was the craziest thing I have ever heard or seen in my life," the woman said. "Lock my doors and windows and grab my gun... that's what I was thinking."

She said it was the sound that triggered her reaction.

"All of a sudden I heard this growling noise; I've never heard anything like that come out of a human being in my life," she said. 

Knowing there are kids in the neighborhood, the woman called Ardmore police, who -- according to the officer's report -- found the suspect under a carport, "hunched over, growling like a zombie."

The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Thomas Boss of Ardmore. He was charged with public intoxication by drugs.

The woman expressed her appreciation to Ardmore police for quick action.

"They did show up, and they did take care of things, and they did take him in," she said. "For that I am grateful."

She now hopes Boss can be helped. 

"I would hope that Oklahoma can start to amend its laws for people who are messed up on drugs like this to go get the help they need."

In the meantime, the woman told us she's had enough of a scare this October.

"I guess he needs to check his calendar, because it's not the 31st yet."

Ardmore police have not specified what kind of drugs the man was said to have been on. He remains behind bars at the Carter County Jail.

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