Car crashes into Westside home after chase
Police say domestic dispute led to car chase, crash
Police say a domestic dispute led to a car chase Friday evening that ended in a Westside home.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday night, beginning on Westfield.
Police responded to the domestic dispute and arrived at a home to find a man in his 40s breaking windows.
The suspect hopped in his car, sped off and then crashed into the Westside house, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
"I was laying here and then everything started coming in," said Eddie Charles, who was inside the home. "It was scary."
Charles was winding down on Friday, watching some late night television. Little did he know that the real action was happening outside his door and about to come smashing right through his house.
"I heard a crash, then for about half a second, I didn't hear nothing," said Charles.
The crash was the sound of the suspect's car hitting a guardrail. The silence was a result of the vehicle going airborne.
The car landed in Charles' yard, hitting a tree and two parked cars before slamming into his garage.
"It scared the crap out of me," said Charles. "I was literally laying there, just watching TV and then having the wall come in like that, stuff flying all over."
The force of the impact caused some unwanted remodeling inside the home drywall and remnants of broken furniture in pieces on the floor.
But as bad as the damage is inside, it's even worse on the outside. The garage door has been destroyed, bushes demolished, not to mention the gaping hole in the side of the home.
Charles and his wife were not hurt, but he said adding insult to the injury done to his home was the man's reaction after he was arrested.
"He was right here, laying on the ground and he was laughing," said Charles. "He was laughing about all this stuff, I was like 'Are you serious?'"
Police did not release the suspect's name, but said he will face several charges.
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