Thieves target House of Worship, steal unexpected items

OKLAHOMA CITY – A romantic Tuscan-like chapel was a dream in the works for an Oklahoma City family.

They’d poured more than a decade of their lives into refurbishing an old church to make it a romantic place for couples to get married.

Tonight, Meg Alexander explains why there will be no nuptials there anytime soon.

“You just feel hurt by it.  You can’t believe that someone would actually do it,” said Rick Garrett.

What Rick Garrett is talking about is what happened at this chapel.

He and his wife bought it with the dreams of helping others start their futures.  Now that’s on hold.

Sometime in the last few weeks, thieves broke into the house  of worship and took almost $50,000 worth of goods.

The thieves ended up getting their hands on 400 pound pews, among many other things.

Things that the Garrett family put a lot of work into.

“You would have to really plan because one doesn’t just bring a pick-up,” Rick said.  “You would need two or three trailers to get them all.”

Rick says the biggest loss was a door with the face of Jesus on it.

“Meg if you could see this door, you’d feel like Jesus is in the building,” Rick told Meg.

Now the Garrett family just wants someone to help them get their treasured belongings back.

“They’re really rare, collectors items,” Rick said.

Garrett said he wouldn’t mind meeting the thieves face-to-face.

“I would just like five minutes with these guys,” Rick said.