OKLAHOMA CITY — A local minister tracked down his own stolen truck, resulting in the arrest of the suspect. Raymond Alexander was out Sunday evening looking for his lost dog, when his truck that had been stolen two weeks ago, pulled up right next to him at Wilshire and Broadway.
He said his uncle, who was in his car with him, told him that looked like his truck.
“Then he said, ‘Hey man, that look like your truck.’ And I said, ‘sho’ do,'” Alexander said.
Alexander motioned for the man to pull over.
“He gave me the finger and told me to ‘f’ myself while he was driving my truck!”
So Alexander started following the suspect and called 911.
“He got up to a speed of 80 miles per hour in the neighborhood. I kind of backed off and told the lady, 911, I’m going to let him have it. He can have the truck because he’s going to kill somebody.”
Alexander followed the suspect for about seven miles and police eventually caught up to them at N.W. 12th and Klein.
The suspect pulled the truck into someone’s front yard and then bailed out.
“When we did, he tried going down an alley here about 12th and Western back to the west. And when he came up out of the alley, he ran up in the yard and bailed out. We caught him a few blocks away,” OKC Police Capt. David Brewer said.
“I didn’t never think I would see my truck again,” Alexander said.
Alexander says he uses the truck for his day job.
He’s also a minister at Bethesda Baptist Church in Edmond and says he’s so thankful for the help he got Sunday night.
“Oklahoma City is just so great. I’m praying for them. I’m a minister and I’m praying for them and I’m just so glad that nobody got hurt. And I’m so glad to have my vehicle back.”
Police transported the suspect to jail, but had not positively identified him Sunday night.