On March 11, 2018, a home security system built by an Oklahoma man using parts from a homemade system was breached by intruders who stole about $6,000 worth of equipment, including two fire extinguishers, according to a federal lawsuit.
In April, another intruder broke into the home using a different homemade system that was later stolen.
The intruder stole the fire extinguisher, which contained a high-voltage lithium-ion battery, which can store power for up to 15 hours, according the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City.
The man used the battery to power a water heater, according a criminal complaint.
The two other devices that were stolen were a burglar alarm system and a smoke detector.
The home security systems, which were built by Jason P. Hall, were located in Hall’s Oklahoma City home and his office in Oklahoma, according for the suit.
The burglary happened in September, according court documents.
The fire extinguishing device was stolen from Hall’s office on Sept. 30, 2018.
He did not respond to requests for comment.
The smoke detector was stolen on Oct. 1, 2018 and was taken from Hall on Oct 24, 2018 by someone with the name “Bobby” and identified as a person of interest in the burglary, according.
The burglar alarms were stolen from his office on Oct 31, 2018 at 2:19 p.m. and taken to a storage facility, according in court documents, according his lawyer, Paul B. Raffel.
The alarm was later used to alert Hall’s wife, who called the Oklahoma State Patrol.
The woman reported the incident to Hall’s lawyer, who alerted authorities.
The other burglary happened on Nov. 3, 2018 after the burglars used the burglar detectors to enter the home and take a shower.
The alarms were used to notify Hall’s security guard.
The guard, who also was identified as Bobby, saw the alarm in the bathroom and alerted Hall, according Raffen.
The burglars broke into Hall’s home in the 400 block of N. Fourth Street on Nov 6, 2018 when he was out of town, the lawsuit said.
Hall did not see any intruders.
The suspect used a large, metal bar to cut through the wall, which he hid in the basement.
The bar was later found in the kitchen, Raffe said.
The homeowner called Hall’s son and told him to come find the burgler, according and Raffle.
The son reported the crime to Hall and his wife, according B.J. R. Rabe, the attorney representing the homeowner.
Rabbi Moshe Rabe of New York, who is representing Hall, told CBS News that Hall is a devout Jew and a member of the Yeshiva University community in Oklahoma.
The Yeshivas is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States.
“He is a very nice, kind person.
He is very humble and respectful,” Rabe said.
“We want to give him the best possible defense.”
The two burglars are now facing the maximum sentences of life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Hall faces 20 years in prison.