VIDEO: Man steals tailgate from truck in under one minute

Surveillance footage shows a man stealing a tailgate Sept. 29 in the parking lot of an Oklahoma City hotel. (Oklahoma City Police Department)

Surveillance video shows that it took a thief under a minute to steal a tailgate from a truck parked at a metro hotel.

The Oklahoma City Police Department has released footage of the Sept. 29 incident which occurred in the parking lot of La Quinta, 808 S. Meridian.

A man can be seen arriving at the hotel in a light-colored Hyundai just before 6:23 p.m. Within 45 seconds the man is back in his vehicle and leaving the scene after stealing the tailgate from a 2015 Ford F250.

The victim told police she had arrived at the hotel and within five minutes came back to the parking lot to leave when she noticed the tailgate missing.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.

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