Caught on camera: Thieves steal teddy bears instead of cash

MARIETTA, OK (KTEN/NBC News) – Police in Marietta, Oklahoma are looking for two thieves who carried out an unusual heist.

The pair stole nine life-sized stuffed animals after smashing into a flower shop.

Surveillance video shows a suspect in a black hoodie hammering out windows and stealing several large stuffed animals.

“Why a stuffed animal and who knows? Why they would take something of that value when there are so many other things that could have been taken,” Rodney’s flower shop owner, Rodney Pennington asks.

Pennington says he cannot believe he is a victim of a burglary for a second time, when in the same week in January, last year, he was robbed off all of his cash from his register.

“Why me, again?”

But this time, only life sized stuffed animals were taken, a Dalmatian dog, a lion, and your classic Valentine bear; a total of 9 animals, all priced around $250 a piece. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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