A man was taken into custody Tuesday after he returned to the northwest Oklahoma City gas station where he caused a tanker explosion the day before.
Police said 21-year-old Kevin Oloba faces several complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
“Shortly before 2 a.m. the same OnCue called in and said, ‘Hey this guy is back,’” said MSgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department.
Knight said Oloba showed up at the OnCue near northwest 164th and North Portland, the same place he allegedly tried to run over a store clerk on Monday.
“As the store clerk tried to get up and flee, the driver tried to run over the clerk again and ended up crashing into a tanker truck or a fuel tanker,” said Knight.
The tanker truck and Oloba's car immediately went up in flames. Police said amazingly, both drivers were able to escape the flames.
“Injured the driver of the tanker truck as well. Thankfully, he was able to get away. He was doused in fuel so it could have been a tragic scene,” said Knight. “The suspect fled at the time, and we did not know who he was.”
Police were not clear why Oloba returned to the store but said he needed immediate medical attention.
“When officers found him there, he was still dressed in the same clothes, smelled of fuel and he was also suffering from significant burns over several parts of his body,” said Knight. “And at this time remains at the hospital.”
Police do not know the motive behind the assault but said once Oloba recovers he will be booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center.
Police said the tanker driver was treated and released.