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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man who stole a truck and then led police on a wild chase for several hours was arrested again for stealing another vehicle.

“You don’t believe that it’s going to happen to you, at all," Kavon Halstead told News 4.

However, it happened to Kavon Halstead in his own backyard.

“I was about to go to the gym to workout and I went outside to warm my car up real quick, came inside to make some pre-workout," Halstead said.

Halstead said when he went back outside, his car was nowhere to be found.

"I had to double check, just like let it set in and once I did, I let my grandma know because she was letting me use it. So I felt really bad that I got it stolen," Halstead said.

“A police officer on routine patrol spotted a stolen vehicle at a hotel in northwest Oklahoma City," MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said. ​“He went and checked with management at the hotel, and they were able to tell him the name of the person and also provide video of the person who had parked the car there and then came in and rented a room."

The officer learned the suspect was 25-year-old Brenton Hager, who's served prison time in the past for vehicle theft and made headlines after leading police on a long pursuit.

In November, Hager led police on a wild chase throughout parts of Moore and Oklahoma City. It came to an end when Hager was tased and taken into custody.​
He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and bonded out.

Just over a month later, he was arrested for stealing Halstead's vehicle.

“At least they found it but what the bad part is though, my wallet was in there with my ID and my social, literally like my identity was in there. So, I’m just hoping that he didn’t take any of that stuff down," Halstead said.

Even with that fear, Halstead said he's counting his blessings.

“I’m just thinking, at least I didn’t walk out on him because he sounds like he’s pretty dangerous. So, at least he took the car and now it’s found. I didn’t have to get into an altercation with him or anything," Halstead said.

Hager was booked into jail on vehicle theft charges.