OKLAHOMA CITY – A couple in town for a horse show is seeking answers after their show clothes and some other miscellaneous belongings were stolen from their hotel room. It happened earlier this week at the Sonesta Extended Stay Suites near Reno and Meridian.
“We come probably five or six times a year. A lot of our major shows are here at the fairgrounds,” Kim Lyon told News 4.
However, the most recent visit to Oklahoma City for the Redbud Spectacular Show took an unusual turn for Lyon and her husband.
“In the interim of our stay, we went home to switch out some horses. There were different events on different dates. So, went home for a few days, came back,” she said.
When they returned, they opened their extended stay hotel door and were in disbelief when they noticed what was missing.
“All of his jeans, two of my show shirts and then random things like chargers for cellphones and liters of shampoo, and there was a laptop that was left on the kitchen counter and that was there,” Lyon said.
Lyon said all of the show clothing combined cost them over $1,000.
“I started calling the next morning. I wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone in management,” she said.
When a manager called Lyon back, she asked her to make a list of all of the stolen items, including how much they cost, and said they would go from there. She also filed a police report.
Lyon said the situation made for a big inconvenience during a very busy time.
“When you arrive, and you’re showing the next day, and it’s early and you need jeans, you need your shirts, yeah. It’s definitely a kink in your process,” she said.
Lyon posted about the unfortunate situation on Facebook and heard from other victims of similar crimes at the same hotel.
We called management for comment. We are waiting to hear back.