Women arrested for taking flowers from gravesitesUPDATED 3:00 AM HST Jun 10, 2014Video Transcript
TWO ENID WOMEN ARE NOW CHARGED WITH TAKING FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS FROM GRAVESITES. K-O-C-O'S KIM PASSOTH IS IN ENID.. WITH WHAT THEY TOLD POLICE WHEN THEY WERE ARRESTED. HERE AT THE ENID CEMETERY A WOMAN PUTTING FLOWERS ON A GRAVE NOTICED TWO OTHER WOMEN TAKING THINGS FROM GRAVES. SHE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED THE CEMETERY STAFF. 13:14 it's heartbreaking very heartbreaking 13:15 TAMMY WARNECKER IS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CEMETERY. SHE STARTED WORKING HERE AFTER SOMEONE STOLE FROM HER SON'S GRAVE. clip 42 - 12:52 he died four years ago and it was in October - we buried him and they drove right up to his grave and loaded up everything 13:02 SHE VOWED NOT TO LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. 13:52 i left a note on my son's grave saying if you need something call me and i will pay for it dont steal from my son anymore 13:59 SHE PUT UP SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ON MAY 29TH THIS CHEVY PICKUP WAS CAPTURED DRIVING THROUGH THE FRONT GATE WITH NOTHING BUT A SPARE TIRE IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. 20 MINUTES LATER THE TRUCK DROVE OUT BUT THE BACK WAS NO LONGER EMPTY. WARNECKER FOLLOWED IT AND CALLED 911. 00:46 we noticed that they had several ornaments and plants in the back of their car 00:50 POLICE ARRESTED THE DRIVER 47 YEAR OLD TINA EARHART AND HER PASSENGER 65 YEAR OLD PAM CHAMBERS. AT FIRST THE WOMEN DENIED STEALING FROM THE CEMETERY. ACCORDING TO A POLICE REPORT THEY LATER CHANGED THEIR STORY ADMITTING TO TAKING THE PLANTS BECAUSE QUOTE "They were just going to die anyway" AND "Someone would throw them away" THE OFFICER THEN POINTED OUT THE METAL ORNAMENTS WOULD NOT DIE AND ASKED WHY THEY WOULD TAKE THEM. HE REPORTS "Neither had an answer for that." 15:15 i know what they are doing is their taking it back planting them in their yards or baskets or whatever 15:19 NATS: KNOCKING AT THE MOBILE HOMES OF THE TWO SUSPECTS ONLY A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE CEMETERY WE FOUND PLENTY OF FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS BUT NO ONE THERE TO EXPLAIN WHY ANYONE WOULD STEAL FROM A CEMETERY. 13:22 i will never understand it never 13:27 CLIP 45- IF CONVICTED THE WOMEN COULD FACE UP TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON. IN ENID, KP, KOCO 5 NEWS.