Norman police arrested a 45-year-old woman on complaints of terroristic threats after she allegedly defaced multiple properties in Norman and Oklahoma City with racist graffiti.
Norman police identified the arrestee as Allison Christine Johnson, 45, in connection with the incidents, according to a news release from the Norman Police Department. Police arrested Johnson on Thursday afternoon after a joint effort among the Norman police, Oklahoma City police and FBI agents.
Johnson was booked into Cleveland County jail on a single complaint of an act of terrorism (intimidation), according to jail records. A bond had not been set. Norman police said the investigation remained ongoing.
In Norman, the Firehouse Art Center, McKinley Elementary School and the Cleveland County Democratic Party headquarters were defaced sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A lone individual, allegedly Johnson, painted swastikas and anti-Semitic epithets at the various properties.
“Investigators believe the alleged suspect for all three incidents is the same suspect believed to be involved in similar incidents that recently occurred at various locations in Oklahoma City,” Norman police said in a previous statement.
Similar vandalism was discovered last Thursday morning at the buildings housing the Oklahoma Democratic Party and a Chickasaw Nation office in Oklahoma City.
Anti-Semitic, racist and transphobic remarks were spray-painted on those buildings and the sidewalks outside of them.
One message read “Gas the Jews.” Another said “White planet only. Gas the rest.” Another listed Democrats and derogatory words for African-Americans and transgender people. A swastika was painted on the buildings’ entrances and a manifesto was pasted to the front of Democratic headquarters building in Oklahoma City.