Car Stolen While Candidate Seeks Votes

Oklahoma state House candidate left his car running while he went knocking on doors

Posted May 3, 2016 at 10:26am

A college government teacher campaigning for Oklahoma’s state House suffered a major setback over the weekend: His car was stolen as he campaigned door-to-door.  

Democrat Forrest Bennett was making his rounds around an Oklahoma City neighborhood and had left his white 1995 Toyota Avalon running on the street when he turned around and realized it was gone, KFOR reported .

He told the station that his campaign banner, cards, buttons and the key to his campaign post office box were in the car.

Bennett said he continued to make the rounds.  

“After the police left, I found myself in a neighborhood full of voters and nowhere to go,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “So I kept knocking.”  

Bennett took the opportunity to restate his positions on neighborhood safety and decreasing crime.  


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