WATCH: Man Drives Truck Through Oklahoma Hotel Lobby
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A Texas man was being held on $1 million bond Monday on multiple felony counts of assault and battery stemming from a harrowing incident at an Oklahoma hotel last week.
EnidNews.com reported 62-year-old John Edward Parsley allegedly drove his truck into the lobby of the Alva Comfort Inn and Suites, a hotel located approximately 110 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.
No one was injured in the incident. However the truck inflicted severe property damage.
The Dec. 10 incident was captured by security cameras. The footage obtained by the Associated Press shows a man getting into the driver's side of a 2006 Sierra GMC while interacting with a police officer. Within seconds, the truck is seen ramming through the hotel's front entrance and smashing into the front desk before coming to a stop.
Two women at the front desk can be seen diving out of harm's way.
The truck then reverses before ramming into the wall behind the front desk for a second time. Afterward, the man can be seen calmly getting out of the vehicle and walking outside with his hands raised.
According to a police report obtained by EnidNews.com, "Parsley stated he had paid cash for the last two nights because his card was declined both nights."
"Parsley rolled his window down and looked at me as I was speaking to him trying to explain to him I was going to go inside to speak with the manager," said officer Wade Suffon's report. "I observed Parsley reach up and place his vehicle in drive and accelerate rapidly, crashing into the hotel front entrance and into the lobby."
Parsley was arrested upon exiting the lobby and was being held at Woods County Jail as of Monday night. He faces two felony counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of malicious injury to property over $1,000.
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