OKLAHOMA CITY – OKLAHOMA CITY – After watching his classic 1971 Plymouth fall into the wrong hands, a Blanchard man says a bit of good luck was on his side when it came to finding it again.
Dewayne Anderson is the proud owner of a 1971 Plymouth.
While driving, he decided to make a quick stop at the Express Grocery on May Ave. and S.W. 15th St.
Anderson said, “Word to the wise, don’t leave your keys in your car.”
While watching the store’s surveillance tape, you can see a man walk up to the window, look inside the store and then turn around and get into Anderson’s vehicle before leaving the scene.
He said, “There goes my car.”
Anderson tried to chase after it but it was too late.
Anderson made up fliers in the hopes of finding anyone with information on the Plymouth.
On Tuesday, luck seemed to be on his side.
That’s when he met a man who tracked down the vehicle in a matter of 15 minutes.
James Moore recovers items that have been lost or stolen.
Moore said, “I made a couple phone calls to some ex-gang members and they located the car for me.”
In this case, Moore says the car was stolen to make a quick buck.
He said, ” A car like this is going to bring around $22,000 in the states. If you don’t have a title, you can take it to Laredo, then across the border and get around $13,000. It’s just easy money with very little work.”
Anderson says he has put a lot of hard work and love into his car and is relieved to have it back safe and sound.
He said, “It will be the last time I leave my keys in my car and any other vehicle I drive because once bitten, twice shot and I got bit.”
Police are still searching for the people responsible for stealing the car in the first place.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.