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During the awards ceremony at the Mid-America meet in Tulsa this last weekend, Jim Wicks informed the audience that the guy who stole the '67 Shelby from Tulsa last year and the '65 Shelby from Vegas was caught Saturday night in the parking lot of the Hotel where all of the cars were parked! Apparantly, (earlier this year) San Diego police found the cars but did not get the guy. He had balls enough to be in Tulsa this weekend and was caught by the same Tulsa PD cop who was on duty in the parking lot last year when the '67 was stolen!
P.S. My '66 Shelby won runner-up in my class, losing to the eventual best of show winner.
 

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COOL!! now if only he'd end up with an incompetent lawyer!!!
 

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Wow that guy must be stupid. Maybe now they can have that tug of war with him tied between the 2 cars that he stoled. Winner would be the car with the biggest piece.



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it's a shame that a few of the guys couldn't have taken him for a little ride before the police got to talk to him. i'm sure the guy that lost the shelby last year would like to have a little time with him.i don't know about okla. but here in wichita car theft is a misdimener with a 50. fine,what a joke. steal some guys lawnmower go to jail for 2 yrs.
 

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I was there and saw a Tulsa policeman walking through the crowd with a picture in his hand, obviously looking for a particular individual.

I did not hear they caught the son of a b----. I'm very pleased they did.
 
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Two posts shamelessly stolen form the classic mustang archives mailing list....
I can't vouch for the authenticity or first person perspective, but it makes a good read.


First post by "John"

Great news. The scumball thief that stole the three shelby's that were
recovered last month has been apprehended. We caught him at the Mid-America
Shelby meet in Tulsa saturday night.

Second post by "John"

Yes, This was the light Blue 67 that was stolen last year from Tulsa. Last
month in San Diego, they found locked in a garage, 3 shelby's, The blue 67
stolen from Tulsa, A 65 shelby stolen for SAAC does Vegas, and a red 68
convertible. They knew who did it. He was an escaped prisoner that was
convicted of this same crime. He purchased a new shelby registry while in
prison and registered a few that were owner unknown in his own name or
aliases and then these particular cars is what he went after. Lesson here
is if you have a shelby, get it registered with SAAC. If you don't want
your name published, they will accomodate you on that. Main thing is to get
it registered. The law enforcement community and court systems recognize
SAAC as keepers of the records. He escaped with help during transport to
court. He is a ruthless person. He enjoyed taunting police and being
chased, When chased, if cops would start to get close, he would open fire
on them and if they got closer, he would start shooting pedestrians to slow
down the pursuit. Anyway, the reason there was no mention to the public to
be on the lookout for anyone is that we knew his Tulsa connection person
was going to be there. We flew in a San Diego sheriff and Highway patrol
detective at their request. Saturday morning at the dragstrip 2 US
marshalls joined us. We located the known associate that morning and more
US marshalls were called and the stakeout was on. Later in the day back at
the hotel, the fugitive showed up. He had stolen ,from a different state I
believe, a truck,enclosed trailer and a small car to drive around in. He
was seen cruising the lot in the car. He even managed to get a lady with a
shelby (probably his next victim)to give him a ride. By this time, there
was a stealth chopper overhead with infrared imaging on board following. He
then went back to a small motel to get his tools and weapons and plan his
heist. He was in cuffs around 10:45 PM after he totally destroyed the room
he was in, he knocked holes in all walls and ceiling trying to cross over
to another room to escape. Gary, the Tulsa policeman that has always been
our lot security and owns many fords, was the first to lay his hands on
him. If you know Gary, this scumbag wasn't treated gently. I forgot to
mention that the police dog that Gary had with him was given a clean bill
of health after they removed him from the assend of the thief and wiped up
the blood. Health report on the thief--umm--I don't care
 

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Just so everyone knows: Joey (the owner of the 67 GT500 that was stolen at Tulsa last year) hasn't gotten his car back... just goes to show you that no matter what your insurance and whether or not the thief is caught or not is no substitute for making sure it never gets taken in the first place....

-bob
 

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A fitting punishment does seem to be for the car thief to be drawn and quartered... Poetic justice.
 
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I live in Tulsa. If he's tried here, trust me, his attorney will be incompetent! I have known Gary for a long time & gave him some parts for hiss Boss years ago. As most of you have figured out by now he's one of the nicest people around & an asset to anyone that enjoys the hobby. I have lived here since 1958 & have not attended Mid-America for 2 years as I have won so many times I felt it's time for some other people to enjoy the event. I for one hope this guy gets out on bail as I have nothing better to do than to scoop him up & bring him home. I have 5 acres & lots of room to bury bodies! I must agree, keeping your car is better than insurance, but, if they want it, they'll get it. All it takes is for you to look away & a wrecker driver has it gone in 15 seconds! Hope this is the last time we have trouble here in Tulsa.
 

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Same thief, yet another crime...

Well, looks like this guy is at it again...

My 1969 Ford Mustang SportsRoof was stolen on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from an El Cajon, California restoration shop. Almost completed full restoration! Suspect has been identified by authorities as Rick "Ricky" Dixon and is their primary "person of interest." He was a temporary employee at the shop about a month ago, he gave a false name to the shop owner, and the bastard was caught on security camera video. Apparently, he has links to San Diego and the Fresno area. The search for the car and the perp continues.

Image of the car is attached. Color: Black Jade (dark green) with black and tan interior; California plate 6RVK151; VIN#9R02L176038

Any help is appreciated. If you happen to see it, please contact me, Officer Kraig Palmer of CHP (714-231-5985), or Sergeant Tom Seiver of San Diego Sheriff's Department (858-2424-7029).

Thanks, ladies & gents. Let's put this SOB away one and for all, shall we?
 

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Part of the problem is that no one gets any real time for doing bad things anymore. If they did then this guy would still be locked up.

I'm in northern Cal. I'll be keeping my eyes open for your car.
 
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