|Updated: 9/11 10:01 pm
||Published: 9/11 9:51 pm
Muskogee police said a teenager pretending to be a car buyer ended up being a car thief.
FOX23’s Price McKeon was there Wednesday as officers arrested 18-year-old Kyle Austin and recovered the stolen car.
Police said the suspect went into a car dealership to look at cars and gave information for a credit check. Then they said he stole one of the cars.
Brad Summers, a neighbor in Muskogee said he came home to police with guns drawn and a K-9 on the hunt Wednesday afternoon.
“(I) looked out my back door and they (police) had their rifles drawn at the back door,” he said.
FOX23 cameras were rolling as police arrested Austin.
Police said the suspect stole a Camaro from Riverside Autoplex in Muskogee Wednesday.
We learned a salesman tried to stop the theft. Police said Austin did make it off the car dealership’s lot and drove to his mother’s house.
Officers said they him hiding inside a storm shelter in a shed behind the house.
Summers’ backyard is next to that shed so he said when he looked out his back door he saw guns drawn.
He said, “(I was) trying to keep out of fire if they happened to pull the trigger or something.”
He said his neighborhood is generally quiet and that is how he wants it to stay.
“They did a good job, got him out of the neighborhood,” he said.
FOX23 saw dealership employees drive the car away from the scene.
Austin was booked in the Muskogee County jail Wednesday.
FOX23 learned Austin has been on FOX23 news before when he was arrested three times in three days in Tulsa County.
Austin’s has previously been arrested for cultivation of marijuana, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident in a stolen vehicle.