Oklahoma convict rams flagpole through skull of man at Sonic drive-thru: ‘That’s what he gets’

An Oklahoma convict at a Sonic drive-thru stabbed a man through the head with a flagpole that still had an American flag attached, claiming that he deserved it.

(Video Credit: KOCO 5 News)

The Tulsa victim miraculously survived Wednesday although he’ll probably lose an eye, according to police.

The unstable convict is named Clinton Collins. He allegedly attacked the unidentified man at about 7:30 pm at the Sonic in the Tulsa Hills neighborhood in front of multiple witnesses. He charged the victim in front of them, stabbing him in the skull with the makeshift weapon.

“That’s what he gets. He deserved it,” Collins allegedly stated as he viciously attacked the man. The pole reportedly entered the victim’s head just beneath his jaw and exited the other side of his cranium near his right temple the police noted. It’s unbelievable that he survived.

The suspect surprisingly hung around after the incident and was arrested once officers showed up. He was subsequently charged with maiming. It’s curious that he wasn’t charged with attempted murder. However, in Oklahoma, maiming is a felony and you can get up to life in prison for it.

“Like you’d see in a TV show or a horror movie, ran at him and stabbed him through the head,” Officer Danny Bean told 2 News in an interview. “Went through the bottom and out through the other side.”

“We always like to blame the weather—full moons, hot, cold,” Bean commented on the insane violence of the situation. “There are always factors, for sure, but we don’t have numbers to suggest that’s why [it happened].”

Tulsan Tristen Catlin thinks the attack was mental health-related according to 2 News. She was turning into the Tulsa Hills shopping center over the weekend and saw a man whom she believes was Collins with a flag in the basket of his bike.

“As we pull in, we just see him charge at the man who was sitting on the ground by the McDonald’s,” she remarked. “[He was] doing a stabbing action over and over and the guy stood up and was trying to get him to go away.”

She was shocked to see on social media that the same guy had actually stabbed someone.

When Tulsa firefighters arrived on the scene, they had to cut part of the pole off so the victim could fit inside the ambulance.

Police did not reveal the motive for the attack or what led up to it.

Collins is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, so it isn’t clear whether his case will be handled in a US District Court or by a tribal court. Tulsa police told Fox News Digital that Collins was being held at the Tulsa County Jail.

Preston Stanley, who is a spokesperson for the police department, told the Associated Press via an email that police cannot provide information regarding whether Collins has hired an attorney.

The New York Post reported, “In 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against defendants who are tribal citizens in a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma because it remains an American Indian reservation. That area includes most of Tulsa, the state’s second-largest city.”

In 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American. That does not appear to apply in this case.

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