Grocery shopper tries to scam another

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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 12/20/2013 11:15 pm Published: 12/20/2013 11:09 pm

A woman claimed she was hit by a car Thursday night, in the Reasor's parking lot near 15th and Lewis.

FOX23 spoke with the victim and officers who explained how they figured out it was a scam.

Tulsa police are warning residents to be on the lookout for a different type of scam.

Imagine backing out of your parking spot, only to hear crash moments later.

One Tulsa woman tells us another person tried to take advantage of her with a shopping cart.

FOX23 spoke with the victim, Staci Morris who told us what happened Thursday night at Reasor's.

Morris said. "I decided to have a dinner party."

Little did she know a quick stop at Reasor's would change her plans.

"I looked behind me. I go left right left right," Morris explained.

And then she backed out.

When she went to put her car back in drive.

Morris said, "(I) heard a loud 'thud' on my right. My first instinct was someone just crashed into the back of me. So I went to turn back to my right and I see a woman fall."

Her first instinct.

"Oh my gosh this is not happening this has got to be a scam," Morris said.

Something police later confirmed.

In the report the unidentified woman said Morris was backing out too quickly and hit her shopping cart so hard, it knocked her to the ground.

"She immediately started screaming and going crazy," Morris explained about the lady trying to scam her.

But with the help of witnesses and surveillance video police said the woman's story wasn't true.

We contacted Reasor's for that video but they wouldn't release it.

In the police report it's clear the woman was at fault.

That she continued to walk toward the SUV even though she could see it was backing up.

Morris thinks she was targeted by someone looking for a cash settlement.

"She was actually parked in the spot right next to me. She had backed in the spot. And she only had one bag in her cart," Morris explained

Morris said she just wants others to be aware. 

We asked about the holiday party, Morris replied, "it was cancelled….until tonight."

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Mayor Maynot - 12/21/2013 2:18 PM
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Thank goodness the officers were able to review a video record of actions as they transpired. So what about the scammer??? Did the police arrest her for fraud ??
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