STILLWATER, Okla. — Miss Oklahoma’s crown, two brooches and a mahogany case were stolen from her car in Stillwater, and her family is offering a $500 reward for their return.
Robert Thompson, the father of Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson, said the items were stolen April 22 while his daughter was moving into an apartment in Stillwater. The family carried a load out of her car parked in the driveway, and when they returned to the car about 20 minutes later, a back door was standing open, Robert Thompson said.
“When they went out and looked in the car, the crown was missing,” Robert Thompson said.
The Thompsons made a police report Friday after they ruled out the possibility the items were misplaced or taken as a prank, he said.
The Miss Oklahoma crown is silver with Swarovski crystals, her father said. Also stolen was a brooch with the Miss America emblem (which was given to her by the Miss Oklahoma pageant), a Miss Oklahoma State University brooch and a mahogany case with a bronze Miss Oklahoma 2011 emblem.
The crown’s real value, Robert Thompson said, “is the sentiment involved with it.”
The Thompsons are offering $500 for the stolen items, no questions asked. Anyone with information can call (405) 714-9464.
For now, Betty Thompson is wearing a replacement crown at Miss Oklahoma appearances.
Sounds like a crime of opportunity. Surely there can't be a market for something like that since it would be clear it was stolen. Hopefully the thief takes his $500 no questions asked and returns the crown.