TULSA - A homeowner says he caught a mother teaching her children to commit a crime on surveillance video.
Steven Been and his wife would sit in their chairs in their front yard. That was until Been went to get his newspaper Tuesday morning. He said, “I noticed something was wrong, but I couldn’t put it together at first. And, I thought, ‘Wait a minute. My chairs are gone.’”
Been went inside to look at surveillance video and was stunned at what he saw around 8:00 the evening before. He explained, “I thought this was really strange. This lady has got two kids helping her steal my chairs. I couldn’t believe it.”
Been and his wife were home at the time. In the video, you see a woman getting out of her car and walking up to the front door, but she doesn’t ring the doorbell or knock. Then, two young children get out and help finish the job.
The homeowner said, “They got out, loaded both chairs in, and they were gone in less than a minute and a half.”
Been says he is not upset about the stolen chairs; he is upset about the children in the video learning a bad habit. Looking at the video, he said, “The kids were having a ball. It was like another game. They were bouncing around. They were having fun.”
Been says all he wants is for the woman to come clean and teach the kids to do the right thing, adding, “If she’ll bring the chairs back with the two kids and tell them this isn’t what you do, don’t steal things from other people, I won’t press charges.”
Until then, police will continue to search for the mentor mom and the sticky finger siblings.
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