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Senior residents ask for security amid two car fires

Burned Car at Country Club Garden
Posted at 6:03 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 19:43:32-04

TULSA, Okla. — A series of car fires in a Tulsa senior community are leaving residents scared and devastated. Now, residents have to move their charred cars or be charged for towing.

Residents at Country Club Gardens senior community are on edge after two of their cars were set on fire and destroyed. 70-year-old Jackie Beavers says this is just the latest vandalism of a series of car burnings, broken windshields and car break-ins.

“It’s escalating. No one’s vehicle is safe out here right now,” Beavers said.

Now, she and her neighbors are fed up and looking for answers.

“We need security. We want management to feel our pain over here,” Beavers said.

To make matters worse, victims say neighborhood management told them they had to move their charred cars or face towing fees.

After asking family for help, Beavers’ car was towed but the second car still remains on the lot. Now, without a car, Beavers feels like she lost not only her car, but her independence as well.

“That’s our way to the drug store and the grocery store," Beavers said. "So, now I’m out of a truck. I’m out of a vehicle.”

Our Problem Solvers team reached out to the neighborhood management but have yet to hear a response.

The Tulsa Fire Department is leading the investigation into the incidents. The department said they’re waiting for security video from management. Officials expect to get it by Wednesday.

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