Thieves steal trailers across Tulsa


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 2/13 9:12 pm Published: 2/13 8:12 pm


TULSA, Okla. - FOX23 has uncovered a new way thieves are stealing trailers in Tulsa.

Police said most of the incidents are planned ahead and thieves will scout the trailer.

Cody Freeman has been a trailer theft victim twice in the past few months.

Despite the fact that Freeman has gone to great lengths to keep from being a victim, somehow the thieves keep getting the best of him.

"We sabotage all of our trailers so people don't steal them. I had a tractor sitting on it and had it behind a pile of gravel and they literally came in their with an ATV and yanked it out from under the tractor," said Freeman.

His first trailer was stolen around 61st Street and Garnett Road during the week of Christmas.

Surveillance video on a nearby business captured the theft and the suspect and police were able to make an arrest and return the first trailer to him.

This past weekend, thieves stole another trailer from him.

"We had a lock on the tongue of the trailer and we had a Bobcat with the forks through the tongue and they evidently wrapped a chain around the Bobcat and pulled it through the trailer and yanked the trailer out from underneath it," Freeman said.

Cody told FOX23 the second trailer that was stolen is a black, Starlight trailer with 1-foot rails around the outside.

"I've got to have trailers to haul my lumber, my boards for forms, rebar, tractors. I can't put it in the back of my truck," said Freeman.

Detectives told FOX23 they are working 30 stolen trailer cases each month.


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center mass - 2/14/2014 3:29 PM
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So you guys have the attitude of, "If it wasn't for guys like this, there wouldn't be any thieves"? it's not like he put a "steal me" sign on it for god sakes. It might be worth his time to invest in a good 12 gauge.

Mayor Maynot - 2/13/2014 11:22 PM
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WTF Freeman. Take the effen wheels off. Take the trailer to a random location. Or just continue to be a victim.

Mayor Maynot - 2/13/2014 9:51 PM
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Freeman: You are a serious dumbass. Use a trailer that has a removable tongue.
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