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“Well, I would cuss him out,” Accused battery bandits busted in Grady County

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Two people accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of oil field batteries are behind bars.

It all started last week when police stopped by Metal Check to look for stolen batteries.

"Oklahoma City police were made aware a while back of some oil field chemical pump batteries that were being stolen in Grady County," said MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

"We actually had the battery here on the yard," said Diana Salazar, owner of the business. "He said these are stolen."

Police say Mary Bond and Paul Fowler had been stealing batteries for more than a month.

When the couple stopped by the business again, the owners of Metal Check jotted down their license plate.

"It's nice, it's nice to help somebody out," said Salazar.

Bond and Fowler were stopped by Grady County deputies. Along with finding the alleged suspects, deputies also discovered eight stolen batteries and a pistol.

"Both suspects were taken off the streets, and we were able to put a stop to the theft that was going on," said Knight.

In all, police recovered 31 batteries worth about $10,000.

However, these alleged battery bandits had only received $320 for the stolen goods.

The office manager of Metal Check is hopping mad after the thefts.

"Well, I would cuss him out, and tell him what a low life he actually is," said Bill Real, of Metal Check. "He's a good conman."

Mary Bond has since bonded out, Paul Fowler is still behind bars.

According to police, Fowler may also could be connected to a number of other burglaries in the Grady County area.