A man police say is responsible for causing a fire at a gas station in Oklahoma has been arrested after returning to the scene of the crime less than 24 hours later.
The incident happened on Monday morning, July 19th, but 21-year-old Kevin Oloba wasn’t arrested until he returned to the scene at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20th at the OnCue at NW 164th and N Portland in Oklahoma City.
According to Fox 25 News, truck driver Ronnie Wade was hooking up the fuel lines beneath his tanker truck when Oloba’s vehicle suddenly rammed his truck, pinning him underneath and covering him in gas. Wade was then able to crawl out from under the tanker and make it to the corner of the building. He was later found lying on the ground by police responding to the scene. They described him as suffering from a large cut on his arm with ‘massive swelling,’ covered in gas, and repeatedly telling officers that he was on fire, although he was not. Wade says he does not remember seeing or hearing a vehicle prior to the incident.
After striking the tanker truck, Oloba allegedly circled the parking lot, targeted a gas station employee, and intentionally accelerated to hit him. The car pinned the employee’s leg between the car and the post before backing up and ramming him again.
Oloba then backed off and got out of his vehicle, stumbling around and looking confused before fleeing the scene on foot. At some point, the tanker truck and a smaller car caught on fire.
The next day, less than 24 hours later, Oloba returned to the gas station wearing the same clothes and suffering from burns. Employees called the police and he was taken into custody and transported to a hospital. Once released he will be booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on two complaints of assault with a deadly weapon.
The extent of the gas station employee’s injuries are not clear, but Wade suffered three broken ribs and a fractured ankle. He is currently recovering.