“I’m not sure what I’m going to do,” Contractor unable to work after burglary

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NORMAN, Okla. -- One Norman man finds himself out of the job after thieves make away with his equipment and his livelihood.

A set of ladders, a trailer, and other odds and ends are all that's left of the small upstart 'Paint Tech.'

"I had probably $10,000 in tools that were taken from me," said Terry Brooksher, owner of the company.

The equipment was kept in the American Storage Facility in Norman until last weekend.

"The last time I was there was Saturday evening, I locked it up," said Brooksher. "Manager calls me and asked me if there was something wrong with my door... and I said no, it's supposed to be locked."

But when Terry arrived, the unit door was wide open, and practically empty inside. What's worse... The thieves took the equipment using the Paint Tech's own trailer to tote the load.

The trailer was later found in a nearby parking lot abandoned and emptied, and Terry says he isn't the only one affected by the burglary.

"I kept one person this winter, you know he's out of the job at this point."

The business has since packed up and moved down the street to Security Self Storage.

This break in comes on the heels of two other trailer thefts in the metro, both of which involved thousands of dollars in equipment stolen from Boy Scouts.

Now, Terry feels their pain.

"I sympathize with people on the news...Wow I can't believe that happened to them, well it happens," said Brooksher. "I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm gonna start over you know?'

Terry says there is surveillance footage that shows a red pickup truck with a black grill taking his equipment. That video is currently being investigated by Norman Police.

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