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Stolen Meals on Wheels Vehicle recovered

Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 23:13:00-04

TULSA — On Friday a Meals on Wheels delivery driver said her car was stolen while she was on route delivering meals to families.

Tulsa Police located the vehicle, a black Ford Escape, early Sunday morning after a short pursuit.

Tulsa Police Officer Bejamin Elliot tells us his vehicle was located in a park, in neutral and empty.

“When your car is listed as stolen, we take down your name and number. When we find your car we do find you we call you to see if you can come pick it up,” Elliot said.

After a search of the area police found Bret Bledsoe on foot in the area.

“We just ran her name in our system and found that she had reported her car stolen. We tried to call her,” Elliot said.

Officials tell us they called the owner, Lorie Armstrong, Saturday evening when the description and information on the car was confirmed.

Armstrong tells us, “This morning I got a call on my way to church I got a call from the police, and the lady said I just want you to know, we received your truck. It is damaged, I don’t know if it was damaged in the pursuit or if it was already damaged”.

Armstrong says in the meantime she's been driving a rental car, but she knows now she has to be more cautious.

“I am just glad justice is being served you know it’s just you know, you stop every couple of minutes in fact my next stop was just down the street from where the truck was stolen,” Armstrong said.

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