Tulsa Police Arrest Woman Accused Of Stealing From Kia Dealership
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police arrested a woman after they say she tried to drive off in a car stolen from a midtown Tulsa dealership.
Employees at Midtown Kia say someone used an SUV to start ramming through a gate, but ditched it and took a 2019 Kia K900 instead.
The car ended up at the Charleston Heights apartment complex. Tulsa Police say a woman named Kimberly Freeman got into the 2019 Kia K900.
"What's up? I see you got the car. You wanna see me drive it away?” Freeman said before she got inside.
The only police officer on scene got Freeman out of the car and called for backup as she fought back. TPD happened to be at the apartment complex, after Mark Piguet spotted the car in the parking lot.
"I didn't know if it was stolen or not,” Piguet said.
He let the Kia dealership know he found a 2019 Kia K900.
"I seen all this here. A window broke and I looked in here and there was plastic on the seats,” Piguet said.
An officer showed up, and so did dealership employees.
"In our area of the state, there's only one these. One K900 black on black, and that's it,” General Manager Roger Williams said.
Moments after News On 6 interviewed Midtown Kia General Manager Roger Williams, the car was unlocked, and Freeman walked out of an apartment and started the car.
Police are still investigating whether Freeman was directly involved in stealing the car from the dealership. Williams says whoever did it broke through a window to the shop area and stole several keys before using an SUV to try to ram through the gate.
Police are working to review security cameras here and figure out if other people are involved in this crime. The dealership plans to upgrade its security measures so something like this doesn't happen again.