Image from surveillance video showing the car inside the store after the crash.
destiny Abeel (Source: LMDC)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A driver zipped past oncoming cars, across a parking lot and into the front of a Louisville store. It happened Thursday night at an appliance store on St. Andrews Church Road and surveillance cameras were rolling as it all happened.
Anthony's Appliance assistant manager Tina Woods wasn't there to see it happen. Instead the owner casually slipped it into a late-night phone call to her home.
"As we was finishing up our conversation he was like, 'Oh, we've got a vehicle sitting in our shop. Can you get down there?'" Woods said. "So I drove on down and well and behold ... I thought he was joking."
Then Woods saw the car, sitting between an oven and a washing machine, in the middle of the store.
"You ever heard dynamite go off?" said J. R., who lives upstairs. "Ok, that's what it sounded like ... It shook the building. I thought I was going to have to take another shower."
He wasn't sure what had happened.
"When I come downstairs and come out the door and turned this-a-way and I seen the whole front of it gone and I said, 'What the...?'" J. R. said.
He came down just in time to see the driver crawling out of her wrecked car, "all bleeding, busted up ... She lives close by so she had to have known that the road don't go straight through."
Woods is still tallying up the damage - easily in the thousands of dollars - and cleaning up. All the while, she's keeping Anthony's now-replacement doors open.
"Business as usual," she said. "We've got our loyal customers that come in."
The driver of the car, Destiny Abell, 20, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence. A police report says she admitted to smoking marijuana.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanMore >>
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:03:49 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>