Early Tuesday morning, a young man in Luther, Oklahoma, was about to jump into his truck to feed his cattle when he discovered a strange woman inside the vehicle. Holding her at gunpoint, he called the police, waited for them to arrive, and handed her over.
Unbeknownst to him, the teen was ending a chase that had involved multiple local law enforcement agencies, including Logan County, Oklahoma County, and Luther police. Following a string of car burglaries in Edmond, the police had finally been called soon enough to start pursuing the suspect. However, the chase was thwarted when the woman ditched the stolen car and ran off.
Fortunately, she picked a bad place to hide, and the pursuit finally ended with the help of the teenager. With a combination of luck, timing, and responsible gun ownership, a serial thief who had stolen from people in multiple counties was arrested at last. Kudos to the young man who found her for keeping his cool.
Here’s a brief newsreel via kfor.com: