OKLAHOMA CITY-A local man refuses to be the victim of a theft and ends up tracking down his own stolen car.
Authorities say the victim hadn’t seen his car since Wednesday, when it was stolen from the downtown YMCA parking lot.
In addition to taking the car, the thief grabbed the man’s wallet and credit cards.
The man began looking for his car after receiving a call from his bank saying his credit cards were being used at a car repair shop in the Village.
The victim was able to track down the car at a nearby apartment complex and called police.
Lt. Dale Marshall with the Oklahoma City Police Department said, “Before we arrived, a black male jumped in the car and took off. We have been searching for the car the last three hours. While at the apartment the suspect had left from, we were visiting with the people that live there, trying to get the name and information of our suspect, the vehicle drove by. We then jumped in behind the vehicle, began trying to catch up to it, lost it, found it parked here and a black male ran from it. We searched for about an hour looking for him and are unable to locate him at this time.”
Officers say they are still searching for the suspect but believe they know who he is and where he lives.