Officer gives teenage robbery victim sign of hope
MOORE, Okla. – Police are still searching for two men who they say robbed a Moore teenager at knife point.
Meanwhile, the victim saw a sign of hope today when Nicoma Police Officer James Hall bought him a new bike to replace the stolen one.
“It just hit me in the gut that somebody would attack, you know, a child that already deals with so much in his life,” said Officer Hall.
He’s talking about Coleman Osbon. The 14-year-old who, despite autism, worked all summer to buy his bike only to have two thieves take it from him.
Osbon was riding his bike around the Shell station off of 12th St. and Janeway when the criminals approached him and said, ‘Hand over the bike.’ What they didn’t know is that the security camera set up inside the window was watching.
Meanwhile, Officer Hall pulled up to Osbon’s home with the big surprise.
“I just want to see the look on his face. He’s going to smile. he’ll be so happy,” said the Officer.
“We got you the newest version, supposed to be a step above the one you had,” he told the teen.
Osbon was a little shy at first, but immediately took the bike for a spin.
“I was like, ‘Wow! He’s doing that for me?’,” said Osbon.
It’s a gift that the teen’s father, Chris Anderson, says turns this scary situation around.
“For every bad perosn there’s probably 30 or 40 good people out there. So this right here shows,” said Anderson.
“We can’t control what happens in life, but there are people out there like us that are willing to step up and help out,” said Officer Hall. “There’s more good guys than bad guys.”
Officer Hall also works at a local car dealership. He says his coworkers from both jobs helped him buy the bike.
If you have any information that can help investigators find the thieves, call the Moore Police Department.