TPD vest recovered in stolen loot case


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Updated: 7/10/2013 11:32 pm Published: 7/10/2013 10:21 pm


Tulsa police arrest a man on list of theft charges and who is known to terrorize neighbors.

FOX23 News tracked down relatives of a man who police say had a toxic mix of stolen goods, fire power and self defense.

Carlos Zamudio, 23, was arrested for three counts of auto theft, and stolen property including a TPD bulletproof vest.

"It's all the time," said Karl.

For safety reasons he didn't want to use his last name. He says he calls Crime Stoppers when he sees constant traffic going in and out of Zamudio's home.

"It's different people all the time," said Karl.

FOX23 News reviewed the arrest report and it shows police found a shoe box filled with marijuana, a stolen television, AR-15 and three stolen cars from Claremore, Broken Arrow and Tulsa. One was a 2014 red Ford Mustang rented from Budget Rental.

Auto theft detectives tell me he would sell parts on Craigslist.

"It hurts because we take care and take pride," said Karl.

However, the most dangerous prize in his collection was a stolen Tulsa Police Department issued bulletproof vest.

"That is really scary because he could go bonkers on someone. That's just really scary," said Zamudio.

As FOX23 News was talking to Karl two backed into Zamudio's driveway. The driver said he was Zamudio's brother-in-law and Zamudio called him from jail to get his stuff out of the house.

The man left without taking anything from the home and Karl continued to watch over his neighborhood.

"We live here, this is our pride. This is our neighborhood. It might not be the best neighborhood but it is where we live,"' said Karl.

Police say the stolen vest came from an officer who had his unmarked car broken into six weeks ago. FOX23 News spoke to that officer who said no other TPD-issued equipment was stolen.

Jail records Zamudio was released from jail on $17,000 bond at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday night.

If you have any information about a crime call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677) or text a tip to "CRIMES" (274637) and begin your message with "TIP918" or you can submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com. Remember you never have to give your name and your tip could lead to a cash reward.

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Mayor Maynot - 7/11/2013 12:11 PM
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Aw heck Karl technique is everything. If you got someone in Kevlar going bonkers be sure to aim for the sixth extremety.
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