TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Police arrested a man accused of targeting cars that had military decals. They believe the suspect vandalized more than half a dozen vehicles.
One of the families targeted talked with 2 News. They said they are glad the police have the suspect in custody and hope this stops him from vandalizing other cars.
The Profitt family was not targeted once, or twice, but three times.
“To have this guy just come out and target them because he was a veteran, he was a Marine. You know, he served this country and this is how this guy repaid him so it’s frightening, irritating, and it makes you angry,” Adam Akins said.
Akins said it all started a few weeks ago. His stepfather, John Profitt, walked outside his driveway to find two tires on his truck slashed. Akins thought they took care of the problem by replacing the two tires.
“Then a couple weeks later, they were slashed again,” Akins said.
Akins said this time, the suspect keyed the side of his stepfather's truck and poured sugar in the gas tank.
Neighbors are dealing with the same issue.
“Just last week, he got him one more time and got the neighbor again, so the neighbor’s had eight tires and John’s had five," Akins said.
Tulsa Police said they have video showing 30-year-old Ammar Al-Nasseri vandalizing several cars that have clear connections to the military through decals or license plates.
In his arrest report, police said Al-Nasseri admitted to slashing tires and picking cars connected to the government.
Akins said this is an unexpected expense for his family.
They've already spent more than $2,000 fixing up the damage to his stepfather's car.
“He works for himself and so when you don’t work for a couple of weeks you don’t get paid, and so it has hit them pretty hard," Akins said.
Despite the inconvenience this caused them, they are extending grace.
“We serve a big God that tells us to forgive, and so that’s what we do,” Akins said.
Akins said this all comes at a time when the family is dealing with the death of his uncle, but they will persevere.
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