This article originally published in the Tulsa World.
Police arrested a convicted felon in Tulsa on allegations that he stole a gun from a woman while attempting to rob her.
Timothy Worthington, 25, was arrested around 1:35 p.m. after he jumped into a pond at Centennial Park while attempting to evade police, according to an arrest and booking report.
Worthington attempted to flee from police after he approached a woman, knocked her to the ground and stole a weapon that had fallen out of her purse near Sixth Street and Peoria Avenue, police allege.
A person found the weapon in a nearby alley and notified police after they removed Worthington from the pond, the report says.
He was arrested on complaints of resisting arrest, robbery by force or fear after a felony conviction, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and obstructing justice.
Worthington was previously convicted on multiple drug charges. He was most recently charged June 20 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance as a second offense.