Norman Man Caught On Camera Dousing Home With Gasoline, Driving Car Into Garage

Friday, September 10th 2021, 10:50 pm
By: Barry Mangold

Timothy Wilson was caught on camera pouring gasoline onto a home and driving a car through a garage door, according to Norman police.

The Norman resident was charged last week with first-degree attempted arson, malicious injury to property and violation of a protective order. 

“Thankfully no one was in the home or in the garage that could have been injured because he had all the capabilities to cause some significant damage,” said Sarah Jensen, public information officer for the Norman Police Department. 

The victim of the attempted arson had a protective order against Wilson, according to court records. Wilson is charged with a separate violation of that order in July. 

The home is located in Norman’s Hallbrooke neighborhood near Rock Creek Road. 

Home security footage obtained by News 9 shows the suspect’s vehicle hit the garage door, reverse, and then accelerate at a greater speed through the door. 

Footage from a doorknob camera shows the male suspect pour a colored liquid onto the front door from a plastic carton. The footage then appears to show the man attempt to light a match. 

“I can’t light it,” the man is heard saying in the footage. 

“You can tell by his actions on that video that he is extremely intoxicated and struggling to make that action occur,” Jensen said. 

The footage shows the man fall over before getting back in the car and driving away. 

District Judge Scott Brockman issued a no bond arrest warrant for Wilson on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Police have not yet arrested Wilson, Jensen said. 

Wilson is due in court for a separate criminal case, in which he is accused of violating the same protection order, in early October.