An Owasso nurse is asking for help after thieves stole her car from inside her garage. The family said now they’re in a financial bind.
Jennifer West said Tulsa Police officers did find her car, but it’s severely damaged.
Surveillance video from Jennifer West's home shows some teenagers rummaging through her husband's truck in their driveway early Wednesday morning. West said they used his garage door opener to open the garage and then the video shows them backing out her car and peeling off down the street.
"I think seeing the video almost makes it worse when something like that happens to you, because it makes it personal, or real,” West said. “Then when they were children, I was just shocked.”
She said Tulsa Police did find her car and impounded it. When she and her husband went to pick it up, it wouldn't even start because the thieves had damaged the electrical system.
"It's disheartening, you work so hard, I have a full-time job and two part-time jobs that I decided to go ahead and get during this time, because my husband works in oil and gas, and there's been major layoffs," West said.
She just paid off her car two months ago and needs it to drive between to Tulsa and OKC to help treat COVID-19 patients. Video from other families show the group walking through the neighborhood checking to see if car doors are unlocked.
West said she hopes someone who knows the kids will come forward, so they don't do this to anyone else.
"People work so hard for everything that they have, and especially now, there's people that don't have jobs," West said.