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Handicap woman's car tires taken by thieves

Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 23:18:59-04

TULSA, Okla. -- A handicap woman’s car was stripped of its tires. Now, she’s stuck at home without a set of wheels.

The spot is clearly marked.

“They had to see that and know that it was handicap," Avondale Apartment tenant Mary Richardson said.

But it didn’t stop the thieves.

“Then they still take all four," Richardson said.

Wednesday night, all four of Richardson’s tires were stolen.

"I will have to depend on my daughter for a while," Richardson said.

It happened at Avondale Apartments. Richardson is constantly oxygen after her lung collapsed and diagnosed with COPD in July. Richardson says she needs a set of wheels to get to the doctor.

"The insurance company says I have a $500 deductible," she said. "I don’t have it so I'm at a standstill right now.”

Mary’s neighbor is also a victim.

“I had somebody steal a bunch of parts underneath my car to the point where I couldn’t get them fixed," Avondale Apartment tenant Kim McCandlish said.

Both tenants wish there was more security.

“I’m sure it didn’t take five minutes for someone to take Mary’s tires off her car," McCandlish said.

Richardson filed a police report but so far the culprit is still on the run. In the end, the thief has left Richardson stuck at home and unable to get to her doctor

“I keep saying why?" she said. "Why me?”

Richardson hopes it doesn't happen to anyone else and wonders how she'll figure out a way to get to the doctor. 

2 Works for You left a voicemail with the apartment complex. Our calls have not been returned. 

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