A gay bar in Oklahoma was vandalized two nights in a row to end the trash year that was 2020. According to a report by News 4, Partners in Oklahoma City was vandalized Tuesday and Wednesday nights, although not with the usual bricks or spray paint. Instead, the gay bar on corner of May and NW 36th was vandalized with soup and blueberries.
“Somebody vandalized one of the cars in the parking lot with apparently what was soup on it,” John McAffrey, the owner of Partners, told News 4 of the first attack that occurred on the last Tuesday of the year.
The next night, the attacker struck again, but this time with blueberries thrown at Partner’s front door and sidewalk.
“It was everywhere,” McAffrey explained to News 4. “We first thought somebody got sick and then once we got closer, we realized that it was, it looks like blueberries.”
Pictures posted to social media show the front door splattered, with a trail leading across the sidewalk and onto the parking lot pavement. While it may have looked like vomit to McAffrey, others responding to pictures of the attack posted to social media initially saw something more ominous.
“Is that blood?” asked one person.
“How sick are these people?” questioned another.
Luckily for Partners and the community, the culprit was caught on surveillance video. McAffrey wants to consult with attorneys before taking further action, but the vandal appeared to be driving an early 2000s model of a Chevrolet Silverado truck. There's no indication of whether the person is identifiable from the footage.
“They pull up, throw it out the window, slow down for probably like ten seconds,” McAffrey told News 4.
McAffrey appeared at a loss for a motive, or the strange choice of weapons to vandalize his club. However, he is determined to not let the actions of a hateful few ruin the New Year.
“It was completely childish,” McAffrey said. “There’s better ways to handle something if it is targeted at a certain individual but it’s not going to stop us for continuing and having somewhere safe for everyone in the community to come to.”