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William Oakes didn’t get the warm Oklahoma welcoming he had hoped for when he stopped at a northeast Oklahoma City motel earlier this month, according to a report from

Oakes is in the fur business, specifically exotic hide tanning. His customers hunt zebras, lions and buffaloes and contact Michigan’s H&H Fur Dressing for preserving the skins. When the skins are ready, he loads the trailer and travels to his customers.

Recently, he was on delivery to Texas when he stopped in Oklahoma City to rest for the night. The next morning, the skins were gone and police were called, according to the television news station.

Police are asking residents to look out for the exotic furs. Say a friend has a new zebra rug under their dinning room table set for a holiday dinner. Skedaddle and call crime stoppers.

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