An angry hotel guest is accused of slamming his pickup truck through a hotel’s lobby, coming within inches of two employees’ lives, all because of a bill dispute.
Video capturing the terrifying attack shows John Parsley, 62, charging through Alva Comfort Inn and Suites in Alva, Okla., around 4 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
Just seconds before the vehicle crashes through the front doors and smashes into a wall, two women are seen frantically diving for their lives after finding themselves directly in the vehicle’s path.
Parsley had been outside speaking with a police officer discussing the billing situation when video shows him jumping behind the wheel and gunning it forward, according to a police report obtained by News 9.
After smashing into the wall, he backs up a few feet before powering forward a second time. He then appears to calmly exit his vehicle and walk toward the officer with his hands raised before he’s placed under arrest.
According to the police report, Parsley told officers that he did what he did because the hotel’s staff thought his threat was just a bluff.
He faces two felony counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of malicious injury to property over $1,000, according to The Enid News & Eagle.
Rupal Bhagat Christian, who runs the hotel with her husband, posted several videos of the incident on her Facebook page Sunday. There she also expressed thanks to a higher power for sparing her life.
“His intention was to kill me that’s what he had said and attempted twice but failed,” she wrote of her claimed interaction with Parsley.
Christian said Parsley thought that he had been charged twice and refused evidence of them having voided the transaction.
“I hope this evidence is enough to keep him out of the streets, he is a threat and danger to my life and for community because he is not afraid of going behind bars so if he is out he can attempt to kill/murder me for the third time with any other weapon,” she wrote.
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