Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Video Vigilante aids in arrest of wanted felon after taping armed robbery

1/9/08 -- OKC, OK - A wanted felon is arrested for armed robbery and outstanding warrants after being videotaped by Oklahoma City's own Video Vigilante.

Brian Bates, aka the Video Vigilante and founder of, was near SW 33rd and South Robinson Ave. Monday afternoon when he witnessed a known drug dealer becoming aggressive with a known street prostitute.

The drug dealer and convicted felon, David DuJuan Robinson, 31, backed the female victim, 40, into an alley and allegedly robbed her.

"Initially I thought I might be witnessing a drug deal or lewd act", said Bates. "But then it became obvious the woman was in distress and the man was searching her possessions and taking things," said Bates.

Bates then called 911 to report the suspicious activity.

"I wasn't exactly sure what was going on, but I knew the black male was not her pimp," said Bates.

Bates tells that the woman, who has multiple street prostitution arrests and convictions, is pimped by convicted murderer, Thomas S. Wornick, 41.

According to the victim, Robinson threatened to stab her if she did not hand over her belongings.

The victim complied and Robinson returned to a Lincoln Towncar parked nearby.

Bates says a motorcycle officer arrived on scene very quickly and held the suspect at gun point while waiting for backup.

Bates left to find the victim and urged her to return to the scene to ensure the robber was arrested.

Robinson was found to have a knife and the victim's possessions on him when searched by police.

Robinson was also wanted for violation of a suspended sentence related to a drug conviction.

Robinson was transported to the Oklahoma County Jail, where he was booked in for armed robbery and violating his suspended sentence.

Robinson's Department of Corrections criminal resume includes convictions for armed robbery, drug possession and distribution.

Robinson has 11 interactions listed in Oklahoma County Court Clerk records.

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