Oklahoma City Police are investigating after a guy who was already convicted of trying to torch his former boss’s home appears to vandalize the property again. And the whole thing is caught on camera.
Last December, News 9 showed you video of Wade Mason trying to burn down his former boss’s house. That court case is over. And Mason is allegedly back.
Video shows 35-year-old Mason first slashing his former boss’s tires back in December, then trying to set the house on fire by pouring lighter fluid on a step and trying to light it up. This happened after Joshua Lovell fired him.
“I think that’s what really what just set him off on just a rampage of, you know, he’s going to gun me down for what happened to him which wasn’t anything other than he lost his job,” Lovell said.
Mason pleaded guilty to attempted arson and spent a couple months behind bars. A victim’s protective order was also issued. Days after it expired, the same video cameras that caught Mason setting the fire appear to catch him again taking a baseball bat to a car window in Lovells driveway this weekend.
“Five days after the restraining order expires here he is back on my property busting out windows in vehicles in my driveway, you know, with a baseball bat,” Lovell said.
Lovell said he’s certain it’s Mason and he recognizes the car as Mason’s mother’s car. Mason said he’s an alcoholic and blacked out Saturday night, so he doesn’t know whether he smashed the window. Lovell said he’s afraid for his safety and the safety of his family.
“I just don’t understand why he keeps coming back and wants to keep damaging my property and keep terrifying my family,” Lovell said. “I think it’s going to progress. I think this is just the beginning of the end.”