Man blames car theft on cheating wife
On Sunday, March 3 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Sapulpa Police Officer Jacob Patton was dispatched to America’s Best Value Inn on Skelly Drive for an auto theft that had just occurred. The caller stated that the vehicle was last seen driving eastbound on West 55th Place from the hotel.
A Creek County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the car at the intersection of West 55th Place and 41st West Avenue traveling westbound. He saw it again just as it crashed into a set of railway tracks to the north of the level crossing on West 55th Place.
The deputy observed a white male run from the vehicle and jump over the fence of the TNT Fireworks warehouse on Skelly Drive. As the suspect entered the fenced area, the deputy lost sight of him.
Other officers arrived on scene and began to set up a perimeter around the fenced-in area. While watching the north side of the building, Officer Patton saw the suspect (later identified as Bo Pittser of Tulsa, Defendant) walking around the side. He commanded him to stop and to show his hands, and then ordered him to lie on the ground. Despite this command, several times the Defendant shouted at Patton that he was not armed and kept walking away from him.
With the help of the other officers, the Defendant was finally stopped and taken into custody.
Officer Patton next spoke to the victim. She and the manager of the Inn were able to show him video footage of Pittser stealing the car keys from behind the front desk of the hotel and taking the car.
Several times while being transported to jail the Defendant admitted to stealing the car and stated that it was because he caught his wife cheating on him.
A criminal background search revealed five felony convictions, all out of Tulsa County.
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Born and raised in Sapulpa, Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and is a former banker. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown with her husband Michael and to be contributing to The Sapulpa Times.