Stolen SUV crashes into home
Suspects arrested; residents unharmed
A joyride in a stolen SUV ended abruptly in the front room of a home on the city's West Side.
Christopher and Melissa Pagonis had recently put in new flooring in their living room at their home in the 2500 block of Gunsmoke.
On Wednesday morning, they woke up to unexpected renovations when a stolen Chevy Tahoe crashed into their living room just after 7 a.m.
"My wife and I were sleeping in our bedroom which is the converted garage and we heard this loud bam," said Christopher. "When I got up, I noticed that the shelves in our bedroom had fallen on top of me."
"We heard a loud bang and I opened the door asking, 'What happened, what happened?' and Ashley was screaming and when I opened our bedroom door, there was all this dust in the air and I saw the front end of this Tahoe in our living room," said Melissa.
Their friend Ashley Locke was sleeping on a couch in the living room and was actually pushed forward while she slept. Aside from a few scratches on her hand, there were no injuries.
"I'm glad nobody got hurt and secondly, I'm glad my cats didn't get hurt," said Christopher.
Police arrested two men and a woman a few blocks away near the Loop 410 access road. Police have not confirmed what charges the trio will face.
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