Petty thieves at Tulsa gym

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Updated: 7/23/2013 9:02 am Published: 7/22/2013 10:32 pm

FOX23 has uncovered a troubling statistic about petty thefts.

Thousands of them happen every month in Tulsa alone. One woman at a local gym discovered the threat, in a surprising way.

A trip to the gym led to an unexpected workout and a test of strength and faith.

"I'm a Christian woman," said Erica Morgan.

Last week, at Lacy Park, Morgan set her keys in a corner of her vehicle and began to work out. Morgan said for whatever reason, she got a strange urge that interrupted her workout.

"I honestly just believe in divine intervention," said Morgan.

She stepped into the parking lot, and got some fresh air, something she never does. Erica said something just didn't feel right. About the time she glanced at her truck, she saw the problem.

"She was actually coming out of my car," said Morgan.

It was two young ladies.

"What are you doing in my car?" said Morgan.

Once they spotted Morgan, the chase was on; a full-on sprint. She called police.

The girls left the keys in her ignition. They didn't get away with anything.

Gym members told FOX23 this isn't the first time someone has stolen car keys. We checked with police and found Tulsa averages around 6,000 minor thefts, and that’s just in the first six months of the year.

But every case doesn't work out like this.

Staff told me they will keep an eye out for the girls involved.

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WyoMoe - 7/23/2013 9:40 AM
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Tulsa has an amazing crime problem. I do not understand why such a beautiful city has this level of crime. Somebody please help me................
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