Man drives truck through his house on purpose - CBS46 News

Man drives truck through his house on purpose

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Jeffrey Leo, Newan Times-Herald Jeffrey Leo, Newan Times-Herald
SENOIA, GA (CBS46) - There are plenty of stories in the news about someone who accidentally hit the gas pedal when they should have hit the brake and drove into a building.

But according to a Senoia man, that's not what happened here. When he hit the gas pedal and floored into his house, he meant to.

John Paul Jones Jr. said he was angry and fed up, so he started up his pickup truck in the backyard and drove to the front yard by way of the living room.

It happened Thursday afternoon on Old Highway 85 in Senoia.

A photo taken by Newnan Times-Herald photographer Jeffrey Leo shows furniture caught in the truck's bumper.

"I don't know, it was just one of those spur of the moment crazy things," said Jones.

Jones is a contractor by trade, and he did his own repairs over the past two days.

"I've been out of work for the past year and a half. Needed some work," said Jones. "It didn't pay anything, but hey, it kept me busy."

The newspaper said he did it because he was frustrated about not being able to sell his house, but Jones said that's not the reason why.

He told CBS46 that he had just gotten off the phone with his wife at the time, and the conversation made him so angry, one thing just led to another. Soon after the crash, neighbors were calling 911.

"The police came out here, I told them I needed air conditioning," said Jones. "They said, 'open a window.' I told them it wasn't enough. As you can see, I had a nice breeze."

Even though he drove his pickup truck straight through a building, Jones said it's still running just fine. He lost a light and had to plug a tire, but aside from that, there are only a few scratches.

Jones is not being charged with a crime because there's nothing against the law about driving a truck through a house, as long as it's your truck and your house.

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