Broken Arrow Nursery Owner At Wits' End After Vandals Strike 7 Times

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 5:41 pm
By: News On 6

The owners of a plant nursery in Broken Arrow said vandals are harassing them.

Myers Nursery has been broken into at least five times since February.

The owner says he's at his wits' end because he is on the hook for about $7,000 in damages left behind by vandals.

He says with as many times as the place has been hit, he feels like someone is trying to run him out of business.

"Like I said, they won't stop," he said. " I'm sick to my stomach… it's like you are violated. You never know, I mean, this is my business and I have a short period of time to make a living and you never know what they'll do, you know? Like tonight, they could come again."

They've torn up green houses, destroyed plants and they break everything in sight.

He's called police at least four times since February after opening up the gates to find a mess.

He's tried getting a guard dog and keeping the area lit--but that hasn't helped.

Broken Arrow police said they get vandalism reports from time to time -- like any city their size -- but say it does seem like Meyers Nursery has become a hot spot.

“We'll probably be increasing patrol, and we'll try and concentrate on the time frames that they're having the issues,” BAPD Cpl. Leon Calhoun said. “We haven't had any other major issues of vandalism in the area other than this one business."

Myers said he believes police are doing everything they can, but says he can't take the stress much longer.

He said it's not only affecting his business, but also his life.

“I slept here three nights in a row about a month ago to try to catch them, and had the police on quick call,” Myers said. “…They didn't come those nights, and it's a lot of sleepless nights now."

Police are asking for anyone with any information about these crimes to contact them.