Woman tells police stolen SUV was birthday tip from Waffle House customer

Angela Harrison told Oklahoma authorities that a stolen SUV was actually a birthday tip. (Credit: Tulsa Police Dept)

Authorities in Oklahoma said they arrested a woman after she claimed that a stolen SUV was a birthday tip from a Waffle House customer.

Angela Harrison was arrested and was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

The Tulsa Police Department said on April 1, officers received an alert about a stolen white Jeep Liberty. They tracked the stolen Jeep until they were able to stop it during a traffic stop. 

Harrison, the driver of the stolen vehicle, told authorities that an hour before, she was at a gas station when she ran into a former customer of hers when she worked at the Waffle House. She said the customer gave her $10 cash and the Jeep because her 53rd birthday was coming up in a few weeks. 

However, authorities said the Jeep was stolen before Christmas. They also said officers had surveillance images of Harrison driving the stolen car on January 14. 

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Harrison admitted to officers she was the woman in the photo but couldn't explain how she received the car in January but claimed it was a gift an hour before her arrest in April. 

This story was reported from Los Angeles.