Sand Springs Pizza Parlor Burglary Has Owner Standing On His Principles
SAND SPRINGS, Oklahoma - The owner of a Sand Springs pizza parlor said he's never had a theft quite like this one.
Minuteman Pizza Parlor is very popular in Sand Springs, and has had loyal customers since it opened its doors in 1970.
The owner posted surveillance video on the business Facebook page and 13,000 people have already viewed it.
Caleb Brewer hopes one of the customers recognizes the person in the video.
From the hand tossed pizza dough to the freshest ingredients, Minuteman Pizza Parlor customers say it's some of the best pizza in the state.
“We have been eating here for 25 years. My family comes from all over the Tulsa area to eat here," said Sand Springs resident, Brian Talley.
Brewer spends long days making sure every pizza is just right. On Wednesday afternoon he was getting ready for the dinner crowd when an employee heard something outside.
"They heard the brakes squeak and alerted me someone was at the back door, so I jumped on the camera to see who was out there before I opened it up," Brewer said.
He walked to his computer and saw his surveillance camera captured a woman in blue jacket get out of the passenger seat of a purple SUV, look around then take off with a white bag.
By the time Brewer ran outside, she was gone. He said, fortunately, there weren't any high dollar items in the bag – rags, towels, mop heads – but Brewer said he wants it back.
“It might not be something the everyday person would use at their household, but we use it all the time here," he said.
He's hoping someone recognizes the woman and wants future crooks to know he's watching.
“We are watching and paying attention to what's going on," he said.
Talley said it's a shame Brewer even has to be concerned about a thief.
"There's nothing more frustrating than to have people take something from you," Talley said.
Brewer did say he's offering free pizza for anyone who can give him information about the woman.