An Edmond man said he finally found his bike worth thousands of that was stolen around eight months ago near Hafer Park. He said he recently found it not because of luck, but faith.
“I was at a morning men's meeting about 5:30 in the morning. I didn't think anything of it. I just set my bike up against the glass door. While we were praying, my bike got stolen,” Cameron Brown said.
Brown decided to file a report with Edmond Police who searched the park for hours looking for the bike. Brown said he reached out to family, friends, pawn shops telling folks to be on the lookout.
He said this isn't just any ordinary bike; he had invested hundreds of dollars into it.
“I think sticker price of it was about $1,200 before any upgrades. It's probably got another $800 or $900 in upgrades between brakes, pedals, and tires,” Brown said.
He said while he was starting to lose hope, his daughter remained patient.
“She would pray all the time and say, ‘God knows where your bike is Daddy.’ I come from a Christian background, Christian faith. It doesn't mean that I don't have my doubts,” Brown said.
After several months of searching, Brown said he left his house to buy a new bike when his wife stumbled upon it online.
“She decided to check Facebook marketplace one more time and she saw a listing with a picture of this bike at a pawn shop in southeast OKC,” Brown said.
Three weeks later, Brown got his bike back.
“It really spoke to me that no matter how intelligent I may think I am, there's things beyond I can reason out and there's still a god who works in small ways. The best part by far was I got to show my daughter that God had answered her prayers,” Brown said.
Officers were able to track the bike back to the person that turned it in and told them they knew the bike was stolen. Instead of pressing charges, the man paid the for the bike at the pawn shop's offering price.