Police Find Suspect Hiding In A Oven

A wanted woman hides from the police inside her modified oven, gets caught by the police

Gabrielle Looper, 25, from Guthrie Center, Iowa, USA, had a warrant for her arrest due to probation violations.

The police began a raid on her mobile home on march 31st after receiving a search warrant. Immediately on entry to her mobile home, the officers were attacked by Gabrielle's dog, who bit one officer on the hand, the dog was subdued with the use of a fire extinguisher. When conducting the raid they searched her home and found Joseph Crawford, who was arrested and charged with interfering with official acts.

Gabrielle Looper arrested after hiding in her oven, Guthrie Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Gabrielle Looper arrested after hiding in her oven, Guthrie Co. Sheriff's Dept.

One oddity that the deputies noticed is that Gabrielle Looper's home had two ovens in the kitchen. Whilst walking past one of the ovens one of the officers saw some movement in the oven. He opened the oven door, the officer was startled seeing Ms. Looper hiding inside the small space.

The oven had been modified with the bottom cut out so Ms. Looper could hide herself and other people away from the law. The oven was not functioning and it wasn't plugged into the mains outlet.

Modified oven, Guthrie County Sheriff/Facebook
Modified oven, Guthrie County Sheriff/Facebook

Gabrielle was arrested and charged with violating her probation. Looper had just recently given birth to a child three weeks prior to her arrest, which is currently being looked after by the child's grandmother.



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