Military vet arrested for threatening to hold car dealership hostage

Warren Davis

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A military veteran in the metro is accused of making deadly threats against a local car dealer.

Oklahoma City police claim the 40-year-old suspect threatened to take people hostage, repeating the crime that played out this week in Norman.

During an exclusive interview with KFOR, the suspect, an Air Force veteran who suffers from PTSD, says he's sorry he broke the law.

After financing a car from a car dealership along NW 39th, Warren Davis had his car deactivated after missing a payment.

"This company, they did me wrong and I blew up," said Davis. "I was frustrated. I was upset."

Davis had been at the veteran's hospital this week, getting treatment for PTSD and bipolar disorder, when he admits he made a threatening phone call to the dealership.

"I was like come here and get the car. I'm gonna light the damn thing on fire and I'm gonna be roasting marshmallows," said Davis.

With the Norman hostage situation all over the news this week, Davis also allegedly threatened to hold the car dealership hostage.

"I said y'all don't want the same thing, but I would never do that. I'm not that guy," said Davis.

"It's as much against the law to threaten an act of violence than it is to carry it out. The punishments are different, but both are criminal violations," said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.

"I may say some crazy stuff but I'm not crazy. I was just mad," said Davis.

Davis knows he broke the law.

He simply hopes to get a break from the legal system.

"I mean I apologize and I got to go to court. This ain't over. I've got to go to court and explain to the judge and hope he understands," said Davis.

Police arrested Davis on a charge of threatening serious bodily harm or death.

The threatening phone call was recorded by the dealership, but they didn't want to release it to the media.


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