Victim offers a brief warning for race fans attending the Chili Bowl Nationals
Race fan was the victim of a robbery while he attended the dirt midget event
All week, the dirt midgets have been rolling around the 1/5-mile dirt track inside the Tulsa Expo Square. The race is an indoor dirt track event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A man’s truck was targeted in a robbery earlier this week. He was parked near 21st and Yale in a parking lot near the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.
On Wednesday night, the race fan attended the dirt races. When he returned to the his truck later that night, the passenger side window had been busted out.
The victim came to the dirt track from out of town. He went straight to the track inside of visiting the hotel first. By default, all his items were still located inside the truck.
News 6 spoke with the man following the robbery.
What was stolen at the Chili Bowl?
The items stolen: A bag, two guns and binoculars.
The man left two pistols in his truck instead of bringing them with him inside the building.
Guns are not allowed. The venue lists that in their policies simply stating, “No Firearms will be permitted in any Building.”
A police report was filed. However, there were no security cameras directed at the vehicle.
Police told News On 6 that thieves are known to target events like the Chili Bowl. The officer added that it’s a reminder not to leave personal belongings inside a vehicle.
The racing fan has come to the Chili Bowl for several years. He isn’t going to allow the break-in to deter his future attendance to the show. Yet, he offers a warning to others, asking them to think twice before leaving valuables inside their cars.
The final night of the Chili Bowl Nationals will take place tonight. It’s night six of the week long event which features 350+ race cars fighting for just under 30 positions in the main event.
Watch the video of the news coverage below.
Theft at Chili Bowl Nationals
Chili Bowl Race Results: January 18, 2019