Muskogee Siblings Go Extra Mile To Return Woman’s Stolen Purse

Friday, March 5th 2021, 9:33 pm


A brother and sister in Muskogee went the extra mile to return a woman’s stolen purse after they found it on the side of the road.

12-year-old Curtis and 14-year-old Misty Page were already going above the call of duty by cleaning trash by Highway 62 near their home.

They took the good work a step further Tuesday afternoon when Curtis found something out of place on the side of the road.

"We were just walking down the street and then I see this random purse," Curtis said.

"He's like, 'Misty, there's a purse over here,'" Misty said.

Curtis said he found the purse covered in sticks and leaves and it had been left sitting in water.

"I'm like, 'Well we need to see who this belongs to if there's any identification on it,'" Misty said after they found it.

Looking inside, they found receipts, birth certificates for children, and a social security card. After a little sleuthing, they found out the owner lived nearby and drove to her house. Sheena Herriman came to the door.

"I was a little shocked actually. So many months had passed by," Herriman said.

Herriman said she'd been filing paperwork but before she could take the documents out, her purse was stolen from her car. She said that was three months ago.

"I was happy to see it and get some of my stuff back. We've been having a terrible time getting the birth certificates and social security cards due to COVID. So to have that back it was great," Herriman said. "It was nice to know that there are still good people."