Car stolen while owner paid for gas

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A bold crime took place at a gas station on the southeast side of Oklahoma City this morning.

After paying for gas inside the Quick Mart on 44th and High, a man comes out to find someone stealing his vehicle.

It wasn’t too difficult for the suspect, as the owner of the vehicle, Terrell Warrior, left the keys in the ignition and the car running.

Warrior was only away from it for a few minutes, but that was all the time the suspect needed.

“I was going to get gas, and he jumped off his bike into my vehicle,” he said.

That’s when Warrior yelled for the man to stop.

“I was trying to chase after him, but I couldn’t catch up with him,” he said.

And, just like that, the vehicle was gone.

20 minutes later, however, the suspect made a stop.

“He was able to pick up his wife and child and told them he borrowed it from someone," said Lt. Alan Burgett. "Then, a few blocks from where he stole it, officers saw the vehicle and got behind."

Several units were involved in a short chase with the help of police helicopters.

“I think they were trying to head out of town," Warrior said. "I’m not sure where they were going."

The chase came to an end at OG&E on 31ST and Mable.

Cops blocked the stolen vehicle, arrested the man and allowed his wife and child to leave the scene.

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