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Stolen car slams into Antioch home

March 1, 2012 6:27:51 PM PST
Antioch police say the car that slammed into a house Thursday morning had just been stolen from a driver at gunpoint.

Manny DeMesa and his wife had been out of bed for just a short time when they heard a loud crashing sound at the rear of their Antioch house.

"When I looked out, I saw all this debris in front of me and I saw this big SUV truck in my bedroom, crashed through my bedroom," DeMesa said.

The noise was a stolen Dodge Durango that had sailed into the DeMesa's master bedroom, landing just inches from their bed.

"It broke my air conditioner, got rid of my lemons and my next door neighbor's fence, it was broke," DeMesa said.

According to Antioch police, the SUV was stolen at gunpoint in a carjacking earlier in the morning. As the driver sped down Spanos Street, he hit three parked cars, before plowing through Diane Goyer's fence and then into the DeMesa's house.

Stolen or not, Goyer says speeding cars are big problem in her neighborhood.

"They've been racing through here at high rates of speed constantly day and night," she said.

The cars that were hit down the street all belong to Almr Yiuri's family. His niece was trapped for a time in her car and had minor injuries.

The DeMesa's home suffered tens of thousands of dollars in structural damage, but they are just relieved they were not in their bedroom when the car came crashing through.

The driver of the stolen SUV ran away into the neighborhood.


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