Thieves Steal Shriners Train To Be Used In Edmond 4th Of July Parade


Thursday, July 4th 2013, 11:35 am
By: Dana Hertneky


Someone stole a huge Shriner train from the front of a Mustang home. The group had planned to drive the train in the Edmond Parade. 

The thieves also took a truck and trailer used to transport the train. It was parked in the front of Calvin Gamble's home. Gamble says he went to bed at 2 a.m. and the train was still there. 

"Woke up at 6:30 a.m. and walked outside and there was no train and no truck," said Gamble.

Not only did the kids watching the Edmond Parade miss out, but the Shriners will too. The train provides exposure to their cause of helping sick children.

"The Parades are the best way to let people know who we are and to get out into the community and do stuff like this. You take our train away, you take our advertisement away."

The Gambles had just moved into the home, in the seemingly peaceful neighborhood this week. Barely any cars travel down the lane in front of their house. So it's hard to imagine who would do this.

"That's exactly what they did," said Dustin Terry, a fellow Shriner. "Steal from sick kids."

The Shriner who made the train has since died so there's no way to replace it. If you have seen or do see the train, call police.