OKLAHOMA CITY -- A stolen SUV is recovered in Oklahoma City. But the family's relief was short lived, after they took a look inside.
Their family vehicle was filled with stolen property, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded gun.
"What are my kids gonna find, if they go crawling around in this vehicle," said Ryan Wells.
Their Ford's journey began during a quick Qdoba dinner break.
"(I was) eating with some family and friends," Ryan explains. "I noticed that the window in my Chevy was busted out, and my wife screamed that her purse was gone."
Inside her purse were a number of car keys.
Minutes later the thief was driving away from the Wells' home, on a new set of wheels.
"He stole our other car right out of our driveway," said Wells.
Seems the car remained in the metro though, after it was recovered this week by Oklahoma City Police.
The driver, Marcus Moore, was arrested and booked...but when the Wells tried to claim their SUV, they found that Moore left behind much more.
"It looked like the thief had been living out of our vehicle for a month," said Wells.
A car packed with items that police somehow missed.
Oklahoma City PD released a statement today that said, in part, " The items found inside the vehicle were overlooked by our officer... It was a mistake, and we intend to take corrective action."
"I understand that things happen, but I am a little upset that they were gonna let us go home with a vehicle full of stolen merchandise, drugs, and weapons. That blows my mind."
We took a look at Moore's criminal history, and it goes back years, including armed robbery, domestic assault, and drug charges.
He was in jail Friday night with at $75,000 bond.