Earlier this week, an Oklahoma man, in an attempt to “pay it forward,” offered clothing and a bed to a homeless Muslim. The good Samaritan was repaid at the point of a knife over religious differences, centered on the appropriateness of Islamic beheadings.
The Muslim was all for them.
Police responded Monday to a 911 call, according to Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KOCO, which reported:
Upon their arrival, officers learned the victim, Jerome Bullock, and 54-year-old Jimmy Stepney had been arguing about the Bible and the Quran.
According to the arrest affidavit, Stepney is a Muslim and the Bullock is a Christian.
The report went on to say Stepney had been making comments about beheading people.
“We were watching the news,” Bullock told the station. “He said he felt like more Muslims need to step up to the plate and do certain things. He was talking about beheading people.”
Given Stepney’s statement, Bullock told him he had to leave the premises. Stepney complied, but returned later — with a knife. The two got into a fight that could have ended tragically for Bullock had it not been for his mother, Diane Range — and a baseball bat.
“He was trying to kill my son,” said Range.
Police charged Stepney with assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon.
“I was just trying to pay it forward by helping him out,” Bullock told KOCO. “Instead I got a lot of cuts and hurt feelings.”
Watch the following KOCO report of the incident: