New street signs stolen from The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa Saturday

Posted at 6:33 PM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 00:31:18-04

TULSA -- "It's just the right thing to do." From now on, Stormy Young said he's keeping a close watch on the Outsiders House Museum in his neighborhood after hearing it's new street signs were stolen.

"Those people are trying their best to fix up that place and that's pretty low," said Young.

Early Saturday morning, museum employees said they immediately rushed over to the house after learning what had happened.
"These signs had been put in by the City of Tulsa less than 12 hours earlier, so we're just broken hearted that they'd gone missing." said Outsiders House Museum Project Manager Zachary Matthews .
Thanks to a watchful neighbor, museum employees were able to track down the thieves and recover the stolen signs. 
"They pointed to us where it was at, no problems, gave them a bottle of wine, keep an eye on the neighborhood as well. Went and got the sign, put it back up, everybody in the neighborhood has been great," said Outsiders House Museum Fundraising Coordinator Donnie Rich.
Museum employees said now they feel like the entire neighborhood is on their side. Young said although the street signs are back up, he continues monitoring the museum from his from his front yard.
"It's been around longer than I've been here, kind of special to us," said Young.
Museum employees said they plan on welding the sign to the ground and installing sensor alarms to make sure no none steals the signs again. 

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