OKLAHOMA CITY – It was an interesting Tuesday afternoon for an Oklahoma City Police employee, after she found a stranger “chilling” in her car parked outside her workplace.
Sylester said a security guard at the Oklahoma City Municipal Courts alerted her that a man was smoking a cigarette in her backseat.
When she rushed out to confront him, she said it appeared he was trying to start the car.
“I said, ‘Uh, what are you doing in my car?’ He’s like, ‘Oh! I thought this was Shannon Miller’s car. I thought this was my friend’s car,'” Sylester said.
With police right down the road, the suspect, 30-year-old Ryan Pangle, was arrested.
He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail located just feet away.
While he did not get away with the car, the victim said she noticed something else was missing.
Candy and Capri Suns for her grandkids were gone.
“He pretty much had him a little chilling session in the back seat,” Sylester said.
A bold move that has her puzzled.
“How stupid can you be?” Sylester said. “In front of the courthouse with security, marshals, policeman going by all the time.”
Pangle is facing a charge of attempted grand larceny.
Pangle has been in trouble with the law before. This was his fourth time in the Oklahoma County Jail. He was recently released back in May after a DUI arrest.
We reached out to Pangle by phone Wednesday afternoon but have not heard back from him.