TULSA, Okla. — A local veteran wants answers after someone vandalized his house and car right after he said another incident occurred.
Martin Moses is having a rough few months. His father died in June. Then, his oldest son passed away in July, and on Sunday night during a visit to a QuikTrip, he said someone attempted to rob him.
“Second assailant was approaching with a baseball bat," Moses said. "And I just grabbed on to a car that was headed to the front of QuikTrip, their window, made it inside and called 911.”
The trouble didn’t stop there. When he returned from QuikTrip, more police were at his home where the windows on his house and truck were smashed in.
“There’s no rocks inside. So, that means they used a bat or something," he said. "And the same thing with my home windows, and I’m just appalled.”
Moses served in the military as a Green Beret for 14 years. He thinks these assaults were no accident.
“To me, this is a major hate crime," he said. "You know, I mean, it’s personal.”
Moses suffers severe PTSD from his time in the military and has heart issues. These incidents are now impacting his mental and physical health.
“I haven’t slept all night since this has taken place because my home is not secure," he said.
Even with the smashed windows and attempted robbery, Moses is still trying to stay positive.
“And it is not what we go through in life, but it is how we go through it," he said. "Am I going to go through it, ‘Oh woe is me?’ or am I going to go through it looking up and trusting him?”
Moses said he filed reports with the Tulsa Police Department hoping to get justice for what was destroyed.
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