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Texas couples truck stolen, found hours later

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 19:18:38-04

A Texas man traveling hours to Tulsa for cancer treatment -- is devastated when he realizes someone stole his transportation.

But now the couple is counting their blessings after their truck was recovered.

The couple says the pickup truck they parked outside the hotel is the only one they own.

They found out it was missing just a few hours before they had to go to radiation for incurable cancer.

For the past six months, Karen Scott has been bringing her husband Herbert for radiation treatment here in Tulsa.

"I have it in my brain, got it in my lung, in my bladder, liver, and esophagus," Herbert said."

Already fighting this disease, Herbert and his wife encountered another roadblock today.

"Why do there have to be such awful people in this world that have to do things like to people who don't deserve it?" Scott said.

The Scott's and their 6-year-old granddaughter Kenna were checked into the Aloft Hotel in south Tulsa.

They made the 500-mile trip from Pittsburg, Texas like every month.

But when the couple woke up at 5 a.m. they found their 2008 Dodge Ram was nowhere in sight.

The couple remembers locking it before they went back inside the hotel.

After a police report was filed, insurance was called and radiation was underway, they could only keep their hopes up.

And their prayers were answered.

In less than eight hours since the report of the stolen truck, they got a call from Muskogee police saying their truck had been found.

While it's a total loss, the Scott's say their faith will get them through.

This is the second report Tulsa police are looking into.

They received a call early this morning about a car burglary from the same location.

An Aloft employee told me there were at least four other car burglaries last week.