Former minister prays with, serves coffee to home invader in Oklahoma

Posted at 7:00 AM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 07:00:42-05

(KOKI/CNN) - A homeowner in Oklahoma kept his cool when a man on the run from police slipped into his home.

The resident, T.A. Brown, said he made the man coffee and prayed for him.

"I got up and faced him and tried to stay as calm as I possibly could," Brown said.

He said it's certainly not how he planned to spend his Saturday morning.

"I made him some coffee, I done everything that I could," Brown said.


According to Brown, around 5 a.m. Saturday, he was face to face with Jeremiah Seals.

Police said Seals had stolen two cars and led them on two separate chases before breaking into Brown's home. Brown said that Seals had broken in from the back door.

"And he told me the story that he was running from police," Brown said.  "I think he kind of knew at that time that it was over."

Brown said he kept Seals calm for an hour and waited for the right time to call for help. He called a friend, who contacted authorities on his behalf.

Brown said the situation was traumatic, but he isn't letting it get in the way of life.

"I'm not going to let anything like that upset me," Brown said. "I'm perfectly at peace. I really am."

He said he's a former minister and that he could find a silver lining.

"He wanted me to pray for him, and I did," Brown said.

Troopers said they found another suspect, Cassandra Gifford, hiding in a nearby garage.

Gifford and Seals will face charges of burglary, eluding police and auto theft.

Courtesy KOKI via CNN Newsource