Ocean Pines couple speaks out after their vehicle was stolen in brazen incident

OCEAN PINES, Md. – A knock at the door turned into a nightmare for Kathy and Alan Funkhouser of Ocean Pines after a strange man showed up at their door Thursday morning and schemed his way into stealing their vehicle.

Kathy says it all started when she and Alan received a knock at their front door. It was a man, who they’d never met before, who claimed his phone had died and wanted to know if they had a charger. It was at that time that Alan left the man on the porch to go retrieve a phone charger from the bedroom. When he returned, the man was inside the house standing on the other side of their front door.

“Alan stepped to the back to get our charger and apparently, while we were both out of this room, this guy just very quietly opened the storm door, took two steps into the house, looked around to see what he could grab, and he happened to see our big pile of keys on this old desk,” Kathy told us as she peered outside the front door to her home, still amazed that both her and husband were the victims of such a theft.

It was at that point that the suspect left the Funkhouser’s home, not acting nervous at all, and realizing that he had their car keys which led to him stealing their vehicle right out of their driveway.

The suspect has been described as a thin white male in his mid thirties, approximately 5’8 to 5’9 inches tall, wearing a white t-shirt, jean shorts, with tattoos on his legs.

Both Kathy and Alan remain upset over the ordeal and had some choice words for the suspect.

“I hope you’re caught and I hope you get put away for a long, long time, and that you don’t do this to anyone else,” Kathy stressed. “You certainly changed our attitude about being helpful to strangers, and next time somebody comes to the door, I’m locking them outside.”

Alan said he wants his car back and told the suspect he better not see him again, or else.

“Gimme my car back,” Alan said emphatically. “You better hope I never see you again.”

The Funkhouser’s vehicle is a red, older model Subaru Forester with a distinct seashell sticker in the back window of the vehicle.

47 ABC News spoke with the Ocean Pines Police Department who on Thursday, June 30 identified the suspect and released additional information into the case.

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