A routine traffic stop led to the recovery of 11 stolen prom dresses. According to a report dated Feb. 3 from KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City, Broken Arrow police officers arrested two men during a routine traffic stop when they found 11 stolen prom dresses in a trash bag.
The prom dresses had been reported stolen from Chrystal's Sewing Boutique by the owner, Chrystal Rutherford. The back door of the shop had been forced open. Eleven prom dresses that were being altered, worth thousands of dollars, were missing.
“I hope the girls are able to get their prom dresses back and altered in time for their proms,” Kylie Roberts, from Oklahoma City, said. “Prom may not be a big deal to adults, but it is huge to high school girls. I remember how important mine was and I hope their proms are ruined because of this.”
Joshua Smith and Kenneth Morris were arrested. Joshua Smith, the driver, was asked for permission to search the vehicle. He agreed and the officer found the 11 prom dresses in the car.
They are facing one count of possession of stolen property. Joshua Smith also faces a drug possession complaint. Both Joshua Smith and Kenneth Morris are currently in jail.