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“Bad news is, you’re going to jail,” Woman attempts to sell stolen boats back to owner

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thousands of dollars worth of kayaks are stolen from a metro business. But in a bizarre boat sale blunder, two of the boats are now back home, after a suspect tried to sell them back.

It was April when a trailer full of brand new kayaks disappeared from outside OKC Kayak.

"Had about 12 kayaks in it," said Dave Lindo, owner of the business. "Each of them are worth about $1,100 apiece."

The boats were important, not only to Dave, but to veterans looking forward to a weekend on the river with the help of the Team River Runner organization.

"Not only did we suffer the loss...they had to lose out because of this theft," said Lindo.

The case went cold until Tuesday morning, when two kayaks showed up on the front door.

Dave says a woman, 45-year-old Toni Terry, first stopped by on Monday with a can't miss deal on the two missing kayaks.

"$100 bucks apiece...and they're worth over $1,000 for each kayak," explained Lindo. "It's pretty obvious when a kayak shows up that is stolen, they generally don't know what they got."

The boats were easily identifiable, thanks to serial numbers found on the side.

When she returned the next morning with the boats, Dave played it cool...sneaking a call to authorities before breaking the news to Toni.

"I said 'the good news is, those are my kayaks that got stolen...the bad news is, you're going to jail,'" said Lindo. "She started running along the side of the building, that's when the cruiser pulled up, and put her in cuffs."

Though Dave's still missing ten boats and a trailer, he's now gained back two of his kayaks.

"I'm a big fan of stupid criminals having to pay the price."

Toni Terry is now in the Oklahoma County Jail, for receiving/concealing stolen property.

Terry has a long criminal history, including another count of concealing stolen property in 2014.

 

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