Person of interest sought in theft of vehicle with owner's pet still inside

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 17:48:20-04

TULSA – Authorities are searching for a person of interest linked to the theft of a vehicle that still held the owner’s pet.

The incident reportedly occurred on August 18 around 1:30 a.m. when a customer at QuikTrip was putting air into his tires. A suspect climbed into the vehicle while the tires were being aired, and drove off with the owner’s dog inside the car.

Eventually, police say, the car and the vehicle were found but authorities still need help finding the suspect.

Tulsa police posted a picture of a person of interest in the investigation, asking for anyone in the public to call if they have information.

Those with information are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or send web tips to