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GrubHub driver leaves car running while picking up pizza at NW 23rd and Penn. What could go wrong?

Here at The Lost Ogle we never turn down the opportunity to make fun of our state’s stupid criminals who entertain us in the daily news headlines. 

In the spirit of fairness, we also never turn down the chance to make fun of some of the boneheaded crime victims who enable them.

Last week, a food delivery driver with Grub Hub left his car running in the parking lot of the famed Pizza House at the infamous intersection of NW 23rd and Penn – a wretched hive of scum and villainy that’s so spooky that local Cain’s employees named their restaurant on the Southeast corner the “Nightmare on 23rd Street.”

Not surprisingly, while the guy was waiting for the order, some hoodlum thought it would be a good idea to hop in and steal the vehicle. 

Here are the details via an Alyse Jones and Me article on KOCO Channel 5:

Oklahoma City police need help to find a man who tried to steal a car from a food delivery driver.

This occurred on Pennsylvania Avenue and Northwest 23rd Street. Police said a delivery driver left his car running in the parking lot of a pizza restaurant when he ran inside to pick up an order.

An unknown man got inside his car and tried to steal it. 

Yeah, that’s not surprising. I’m worried about leaving my car running when it's locked and I’m physically inside it while waiting in the drive-thru at Salad N Go, much less while hanging out inside Pizza House!

I guess the Grub Hub driver saw the larceny in progress and tried to save his car by morphing into a crime-fighting citizen vigilante.

That didn’t work out well.

"The victim noticed what was going on, went outside, jumped on the hood as it was pulling away out of the parking lot of that business. The suspect drove for a few minutes actually with the victim on top of the hood of his vehicle," said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, OKC police.

Imagine being the person who placed that order and watching the delivery unfold on their phone.

“Honey, when will our pizza be here?”

“I don’t know! The driver’s going North on Penn. Now he’s turned on 36th. Wait. Now he’s stopped. 

“I told you we should have used Door Dash!”

Here’s more:

Eventually, police said the suspect stopped the car and started to run away but the victim tried to make him stay put.

"The victim exchanged some words with the suspect, advised he wasn’t free to leave, that he had called police and the suspect at that point displayed a firearm," Quirk said.

That’s when the suspect pulled out a gun and ran, leaving the car behind and leading police on a search. Now, they want the public’s help in finding out who did it.

I wish the police all the best in finding this crook, but I’d honestly like more info on the driver! 

If you’re A) going to leave your car running while unattended at NW 23rd and Penn and B) run and jump on the hood of your car as somebody tries to steal it, I’m not sure I trust you to deliver food to my house!

Anyway, KOCO has some unidentifiable pics of the thief over on their website. Check it out if you want. 

In the meantime, stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.

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