Officers discover over 100 stolen items, arrest burglary suspect

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A woman from California gets a nasty welcome to the Sooner State while visiting the metro.

Shelley Holbrook is here to see family and was staying at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel, located  in the 2200 block of S. Meridian.

They were unloading luggage when someone broke into her car Sunday.

She said, "We left the car unattended for I think three or four minutes and when I came back to the car, I found the glove box was open, stuff scattered on the floor."

Things taken ranged from the car registration to a computer.

Meanwhile, MSgt. Gary Knight, from the Oklahoma City Police Department, says an officer saw something suspicious back at the hotel.

Knight said, "Officer noticed a man standing in the parking lot looking intently into vehicles. The man got into a car, drove away, police tried to pull him over.  He did not stop immediately but eventually did."

The car contained over 100 separate items that are believed to be stolen property.

They included Shelley's belongings.

She said, "Was I missing a laptop? And sure enough police had my laptop with my name on it. "

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Christopher Don Johnson.

He faces a number of charges and had an outstanding Oklahoma County warrant for burglary.

This visitor is glad police were able to track him down and learned a valuable lesson for the future.

Holbrook said, "Lock your car. Don't turn your back."