Theft Of Police Car Investigated

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:48 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police are calling it a brazen move.  Someone smashed into a squad car, hotwired it, and drove it away from the front of an officer's house.  The car was found two hours later in a south Tulsa apartment complex.

A pump shotgun was missing from the officer's gun rack.  The department says a crook driving off in a police cruiser is rare.

"A couple times a year, you'll usually have a car that gets broken into and items are taken from the car itself. Actually to have the car stolen is pretty rare. So hopefully we can catch who's responsible for this and obviously if they're going to do it once, why not hesitate doing it again," said Tulsa Police Officer Jason Willingham.

Police ask anyone who may know something about the crime to call Crimestoppers at 596 COPS.