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Local hero arrested for stealing cuckoo clocks from elderly neighbors…

9:30 AM EDT on March 16, 2016

Deborah Bowen

The good Samaritan pictured above is Deborah Bowen. She made the news this week after she was caught stealing cuckoo clocks from her neighbors' apartments at a metro senior center.

Here are the details via the KFOR Social Media Bandit:

Oklahoma City woman arrested after allegedly stealing cuckoo clocks from neighbors

A 63-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into her neighbors’ homes and stealing clocks.

Authorities were called to Oklahoma City Housing Authority apartments, located in the 1300 block of N.E. 12th St., on two burglaries.

Officers learned that both cases involved cuckoo clocks.

Surveillance cameras allegedly captured 63-year-old Deborah Bowen using a master key to get in to the victims’ apartments and leave with an item.

Apartment officials told police that Bowen’s mother used to work the complex and had a master key.

According to the arrest affidavit, Bowen admitted to the crimes after being told that surveillance cameras captured the burglaries.

The report claims that officers found the clocks in several areas around her apartment.

Bowen was arrested for second-degree burglary and receiving and concealing stolen property.

Wow. You're telling me the same news station that came up with the The Shorty Shorts Bandit, Binky Bandit and Be Good bandit couldn't call this lady the Cuckoo Bandit? As Mike Gundy would ask, "Where are we at in society today?" That's just disrespectful. If anyone deserves the "Bandit" title, it's this hero whose only crime is saving her sanity one cuckoo clock at a time.

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