Crime spree ends: sand thwarts thief’s escape
OKLAHOMA CITY — A metro crime spree comes to an end when a poor-planning thief gets thwarted by soft sand. Police say the suspect was in a stolen truck full of stolen merchandise when he was arrested at a victimized business.
About 5 a.m., Oklahoma City Police got a call about Buckley's Sticks and Stones near I-35 and Britton Road.
At the very back of the property, 35-year-old Christopher Rhodes was stuck in the sand.
He was in a stolen truck full of stolen merchandise from Buckley's.
Authorities say the suspect was hauling property out of the business for about two hours.
He apparently walked the stolen goods about a quarter-mile to his getaway vehicle.
Police say Rhodes stole the getaway car from Alpha Landscaping last Friday.
Alpha Landscaping owner David Fraser knows of a third victimized business in town.
“It's pretty sad. I talked to a gentleman at a computer store that was broken into on Saturday with my truck! He lost quite a bit of stuff,” he said.
The owners at Buckley's estimate it will cost about $5,000 to get their business cleaned up.
All of their stolen computers and merchandise were loaded into the truck that was found on the back of the property.
They found a knife near the stolen cash register on the property.
Oklahoma City Police are investigating.
They do have surveillance video of the thief from the burglary of a computer store.
There may be more victims in town.