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Vandalism Suspect Targets Two OKC Businesses

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Police arrested a man who reportedly admitted to breaking glass at two downtown Oklahoma City storefronts Monday. Police arrested a man who reportedly admitted to breaking glass at two downtown Oklahoma City storefronts Monday.
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Police arrested a man who reportedly admitted to breaking glass at two downtown Oklahoma City storefronts Monday.

Ray Bitsche is the CEO of Upward Transitions Inc., which serves the homeless community. Two large windows are boarded up there after police said 30-year-old Latodrick Kelly allegedly shattered them two days ago.

Bitsche said he recognized the man from helping him not too long ago with food and water. “He seemed grateful,” he explained.

Around 7 p.m. Monday, Upward Transitions wasn't the only place Kelly reportedly hit. Triple C Lighting next door also reported more than $5,000 worth of damaged glass.

According to an affidavit, an officer caught up with Kelly a few blocks away and before he could say anything, Kelly said "I did it over there. I broke out all of those windows because I hate white people."

Bitsche said he doesn't believe Kelly was singling the business out - that perhaps it was a random act. And he plans to keep pressing forward in their efforts to help those in need.

Jail records show Kelly is being held on two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. Bond is set at 4,000 dollars.

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