Clinton Collins stabbed man through head with flagpole: Cops

Clinton Collins (Tulsa Police Dept.) and the Sonic Drive-In where he allegedly stabbed a man in the head with a flagpole (KOKI screenshot)

A 54-year-old Oklahoma man was arrested this week and faces up to life in prison for allegedly stabbing another man “through the head with a flagpole” following an argument at Sonic Drive-In fast food restaurant in Tulsa. Clinton Collins was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with one count of felony maiming after former conviction of a felony, authorities announced.

According to a press release from the Tulsa Police Department titled “STABBED THROUGH THE HEAD WITH A FLAGPOLE”, TPD officers at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 responded to an emergency call in reference to a stabbing at the Sonic located in Tulsa Hills.

Upon arriving at the scene, first responders said they located an adult male victim “with a flagpole through his head.”

“The pole entered the victim’s head beneath his jaw and exited the other side of his head near his right temple area,” police wrote in the release. “The American Flag was still attached [to] the pole at the time.”

Investigators spoke to multiple witnesses, all of whom said they saw Collins “charge at the victim and stab him with the flagpole through his head.” Additionally, those witnesses also told police that after allegedly stabbing the victim through the head, Collins said, “That’s what he gets. He deserves it.”

Officers on the scene quickly apprehended Collins and took him into custody.

Firefighters with the Tulsa Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel also responded to the scene. After locating the victim, police said firefighters “had to cut part of the flagpole” off in order for the victim to fit into the ambulance. He was then transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Clinton Collins stabbed man through head with flagpole: Cops

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