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Man pleads with pawn shop to return his stolen bike

Posted at 10:22 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 23:22:04-04

A Tulsa man said he found his stolen bike sitting at a local pawn shop, but said the shop’s owner told him he can either fight them in court or pay them in cash.

Steven Southard said when he went to get the bike in his backyard he noticed it was missing, someone had jumped the fence and yanked it.

A week after his bike disappeared, he found it for sale by a pawn shop just down the street.

When Southard went down to the shop he thought it would be easy to get it back.

“It was great to see my bike and I really believe I would walk out of the store with it at that time. You know I had the police report and the pictures and the serial number and it was my bike,"

Southard said he had to get the police involved and says at one point he was offered to purchase it back.

The pawn shop owner says it's doing everything by the law.

“We buy it in good faith. We put it out for sale for resale. We don't hide these things. We don't buy stolen items, hide them from people and do it black market as I've been accused, which is not what we do. We're going through the legal channels to return the item to the rightful owner," said Chris Clark, Silver Dollar Pawn Shop.

The pawn shop owner told 2 Works For You when an item turns up stolen in their shop, it gets put under a police hold and can't be resold or moved.

2 Works For You reached out to Tulsa Police Thursday afternoon specifically about this case and will update the story with their response.

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