Man uses drone to follow suspects after downtown Tulsa break-in

By: Lynn Casey

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Police arrested two men Monday.
  • They are accused of breaking into a local restaurant and stealing liquor.
  • A man followed the suspects with his drone.

 

Tulsa police say they had their first ever drone-assisted arrest after a break-in Monday.

It started when police say someone broke into the Vault in downtown Tulsa around 7:30 a.m. Monday and took off with liquor.

A man in a nearby parking lot said he saw the break-in and told a security guard.

The security guard then used a drone to follow the two suspects.

He said the suspects never noticed as the drone followed them for blocks from over 100 feet above them.

The guard said the two suspects eventually sat down on a park bench, brought out the bottles and started drinking.

When police showed up to the Vault, they reportedly saw the guard’s live video of the men sitting and drinking, so they went and arrested them.

The security guard told FOX23 he usually uses the drone to catch people illegally parking in the lot.

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