Tulsa man arrested in attempted rape of Subway employee
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A Tulsa man is in custody on an allegation that he attempted to rape a sandwich shop employee.
Norman Fitzgerald Williams, 20, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on an attempted first-degree rape complaint Tuesday, jail records show.
The victim told police that Williams walked into the Subway at 6161 S. 33rd West Ave. about 8:45 p.m. Monday while the restaurant had no customers and grabbed her behind the counter, according to an arrest report.
The woman said Williams pushed her into the kitchen and groped her before telling her to bend over and saying he wanted to have sex with her, the report says.
The woman said she refused and told him there were surveillance cameras in the restaurant. Williams then released her and kissed her shoes, she told police.
She said the man said “he would pay her if she would not call the police” and then fled, the report says.
Williams was arrested nearly an hour later at Love Heals Church, 3306 W. 21st St., after the woman identified him, police said.
During interviews with detectives, Williams said he had been watching pornography earlier that day and had walked by the restaurant, where he saw the woman alone, the report indicates.
Williams said he locked the door and approached the victim from behind, placed his arms around her and told her to bend over, the report says.
He also revealed to police that when the victim told him “to please do not do this,” he stopped and kissed her feet before leaving.
The arresting officer wrote in the report that Williams knew that the woman was scared and admitted that what he did was wrong but said “he had a strong sexual urge.”
Surveillance footage obtained by investigators captured images of Williams entering the restaurant, locking the door, ordering a sandwich and glancing over his shoulder before grabbing the woman, police said.
He remains in the Tulsa Jail on $50,000 bond.
Norman Fitzgerald Williams