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Brookside businesses trying to rebuild after being targets of angry vandals

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 20:18:10-04

TULSA, Okla. — After what seemed like an eternity of slow business and loss of revenue from the coronavirus pandemic, two Brookside businesses now hit with a huge financial burden.

There were protests throughout the streets of Tulsa over the weekend in response to the death of George Floyd who died after being arrested by Minneapolis police.

Things remained peaceful throughout the day Sunday. But as night fell, things took a turn for the worst.

Angry crowds walked along Peoria Avenue shattering windows and attempting to break into several businesses.

Tana Large, the owner of Round The House consignment store, said she watched live on television as the shop she has owned for 14 years was being destroyed.

“I saw the groups and I saw them marching." Large said. "And so, I wasn’t that surprised, but it was very, it’s hurtful.”

Not only did it hurt her feelings, Large said it hurt her wallet. Now, she is out of more than $10,000 because her insurance does not cover glass.

In recent weeks, her shop had begun to flourish again after loosing thousands of dollars because of the coronavirus.

Large does not understand why she was targeted and has one question for those involved.

“Did you really prove anything? I mean hurting me,” Large said.

Tulsa police are investigating, reviewing video from the store as well as cameras in the area.

However, at this time, no arrest has been made or any suspects identified.

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