Thieves target new parents


OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro couple returned home with their newborn son only to find their house burglarized, according to a report filed with Oklahoma City Police.

While waiting in the hospital for the birth of his son, Tyree Hoover said thieves ransacked his home.

The incident happened at his house off N.E. 81st St. and Kelley Dec. 30. 

“It is just kind of crazy that someone would wait until the day that I’m having my child and break into my house and steal my belongings,” Hoover said. “Why ruin my day? Why ruin my wife’s day? Why ruin my son’s day?”

Hoover told police the thieves stole several flat-screen televisions, two computers, jewelry, video game systems and cash.

In total, a police report listed nearly $4,500 in stolen items.

Oklahoma City Police released several photos captured by surveillance cameras around Hoover’s home.

Investigators would like to question the man in the photos.

“I have no sympathy for them and I really hope that authorities find these people,” Hoover said.

Hoover and his wife have now taken additional measures to keep their home safe.

Anyone who recognizes this man should contact Crime Stoppers (405) 235-7300.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.