Man Warns Other Oklahomans After His Truck’s Catalytic Converter Stolen In Broad Daylight

Wednesday, September 29th 2021, 6:15 pm
By: Emory Bryan

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Replacing a catalytic converter can cost more than a thousand dollars and police say, stealing one takes only a minute or two.

A man told News On 6 he had his stolen from his car during the day and the thief was caught on camera.

The people stealing catalytic converters can get it and go so quickly the victim doesn't know what happened until they try to start their car.

Someone stole a catalytic converter from Ryan Jackson’s truck, while he was working, and the truck was parked nearby, with cameras overhead, right by his office. He realized what happened when he cranked it up at the end of the day.

“And you know, it's a busy road, we've got shipments coming in, all the time,” said Jackson.

Several people in a white four-door car made several passes before they backed in beside his truck. Video shows a man jump out and leave within a couple of minutes.

Jackson said a quote for the repair was $1,100, and while he’s insured, the deductible and the impact of making a claim means he’s going to pay out of pocket.

The video isn’t good enough to get a tag number. He said he realizes the thieves probably won’t be identified and arrested, but he wants other people to know how quick it can happen – even if they think their vehicle is safely parked.