Oklahoma City police looking for alleged “skipping bandit”

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Oklahoma City police are looking for a woman caught on camera skipping after she allegedly stole a cell phone.

It happened Wednesday morning outside a gas station located on north MacAurther.

 French native Eric Jeandemange said he was inside paying for gas when the woman took the phone from his unlocked van.

 "We thought we were in a society where we can trust," Jeandemange said. "No, we can't."

 On surveillance video, you see a woman parked next to Jeandemange’s van casually make her way over to his.

She opens the door and reaches inside.

Then, it appears she is walking towards the store when, all of a sudden, she turns around and starts skipping back to the driver’s seat.

"She was happy, jumping, having fun - seemed like stealing is part of life, seemed like it's okay," Jeandemange said. "Can you believe somebody steal something and be so happy about it? How stupid."

He said he is angry because the thief stole more than just a phone from him.

"I lost everything," Jeandemange said. "I got seven kids. All the pictures of my kids is in it, all the contacts of all my friends. I have nothing. It's like somebody stealing your entire life."

As he tries to replace what has been lost, the businessman is warning others and changing his outlook.

"From now on, I have my phone. I take my phone. I lock my car," Jeandemange said. "You always got to watch your back.”

 If you recognize the woman in the video or the car, you are asked to call Oklahoma City Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.

 Jeandemange told NewsChannel 4 he will offer a $200 dollar reward to get his phone back.

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