T. Boone Pickens Admits To Taking Signature Slab

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 4:41 pm
By: News On 6

The News On 6

UNDATED -- An apology - of sorts - came from T. Boone Pickens who says he should have worked with city officials in Holdenville before removing a slab of concrete with his name on it.

The slab was part of the driveway at what used to be his grandmother's home.

In a statement on his website, Pickens said he was disappointed the home had fallen into disrepair and wanted to protect a cherished memory.

The home's current owner, David McCart, was furious Pickens took the slab. He says  he bought the two-story, 17-room home in Holdenville nearly 20 years ago -- partly because of Pickens' signature -- said he went to the property to mow the grass on June 22 and noticed the 3-by-5-foot slab was missing.

Now he wants to pursue criminal charges against the billionaire energy magnate.