|Updated: 12/25/2013 10:35 pm
||Published: 12/25/2013 10:12 pm
A lot of people got to wake up to gifts under the tree on Christmas.
But this Christmas morning brought a tough lesson for one west Tulsa family.
FOX23 went to speak with the family who woke up to a tragedy right outside their west Tulsa apartment.
Consuela Evans remembers parking her car right in front of her apartment door Tuesday night, Christmas Eve.
Now the spot is empty, and the Evans will probably never forget that thieves don't take holidays off.
FOX23 spoke with Consuela Evans, the victim of car theft.
Evans told us, "I usually park in these first three rows."
Consuela Evans parked in her normal spot, right in front of her apartment on Christmas Eve.
On Christmas morning, her daughter went out and started the car so it would be warm for her mom when she went to get coffee.
Chelsea Mason is Consuela's daughter, and she told FOX23,
"So I go back inside... Five minutes pass and something told me to check on the car but I just didn't think anybody would steal it."
"I'm walking out and I don't see my car," Mason said.
It's a shock on any day, and definitely not what anybody expects Christmas morning.
"Maybe the gear shifted and it rolled back. Like maybe it was back there. I'm looking to see if it rolled back," Evans said.
Once Consuela accepted that someone actually drove her car away from right in front of her own apartment, she called police.
They filed a report, but weren't particularly surprised it happened. Consuela knows she shouldn't have left the keys in the car.
"I just wasn't thinking of it, it was like 6 o'clock in the morning," Mason said.
6 o'clock Christmas morning means her family members spent the rest of the day with this theft hanging over their heads.
"There's no Christmas tree; there's no presents. You know, we're used to that. We do alright. But this, them taking my car; it put a damper (on it)," Evans said.
Evans' car is a 2003 white Chevy Cavalier.
You can help her by just keeping an eye out for it.