Unafraid, Elderly Tulsa Couple Confronts Suspected Car Thief


Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 10:59 pm
By: News On 6


A roller coaster of a day ended with a few scrapes for one elderly Tulsa couple. It all started with their missing car, and ended with a confrontation with the suspected thief.

Sandy Boaz said she’s lived in her neighborhood in the 1300 block of North 77 East Avenue since 1964 and has never had a crime like this happen to her.

She said early Wednesday morning she and her husband, Billy Ansiel, woke up to one of their cars missing from the driveway.

“We got up this morning and I opened the front door and I asked my husband, I said, ‘Where’s the car?’ and he said, ‘Well in the driveway,’ and I said, ‘No, it isn’t.’”

The couple looked around for the missing vehicle, but things started to make sense when Sandy noticed the spare keys in her car were missing.

“They had got in my car, took everything out of the glove box, the console, got the keys and took our other car,” she said.

Sandy said they called police to file a report.

Then, Wednesday afternoon, things got a little more interesting. She said around 3:00 they got a call from a police officer who told her they found their car tag on another vehicle.

A few hours later, Sandy said she and her husband spotted their missing 2012 Hyundai Sonata and followed it until it stopped at a home.

She said they both got out and pulled the man from the car to confront him. She said the man punched her husband in the face, got back in the car and drove away with the couple holding onto the car.

“My husband’s trying to hold him to keep from driving off…and I grabbed onto my husband to hold onto him and he pulled us both down the street,” Sandy said.

She said they weren’t afraid, but angry that someone had stolen something they worked so hard to get.

“We work too hard to get this stuff and to pay for it, then somebody come along and take it from us, you know…I wasn’t gonna go for it,” Sandy said.

The couple had some scrapes from being dragged across the road, but Sandy still had a warning for anyone that may try to target her or her husband in the future.

“Be careful, because I will start carrying, and I am a pistol-packing grandma,” she said.

No description of the thief has been released at this time.

If you have any information regarding the theft, you're asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.