Summit County man drives into apt. building |

Summit County man drives into apt. building

Caddie Nath
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Residents of a Summit County apartment building were jolted awake by a loud crash that knocked pictures off their walls when one of their fellow tenants ran his car into the apartment building in the early hours of the morning.

It seems the driver, who appeared to be drunk, was aiming for the entrance to the building’s parking garage, but missed and hit the side of the building instead. Witnesses said the driver backed away from the building, pulled into his parking place in the garage and went up to his apartment, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver never called to report the accident, but went to work the following morning. When a sheriff’s office deputy turned up at the shop where he works later that day, he explained that his car slid into the apartment building after he took a corner too quickly.

When the deputy mentioned suspicions that alcohol had been involved in the accident, the man broke down, explaining that he was going through a hard time and had been “self medicating” with alcohol. He said he knew he “screwed up” and promised he was “a nice guy.”

The driver was issued a summons for careless driving and failing to report an accident.

The crash caused an estimated $5,000 to $6,000 of damage to the apartment building and did a number on the driver’s vehicle as well.

A local man was in the shower when he apparently “freaked out for no reason,” and began punching holes in the bathroom walls of his apartment, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The man lived with his roommate in a Keystone Resort apartment complex where two individual units share an adjoining kitchen and bathroom. The man was in the shower when his roommate heard banging and asked what was going on. The man responded colorfully and punched a hole in the bathroom door. Concerned, his roommate went into their unit and locked the door that connected the unit to the kitchen and bathroom and began to yell for help.

This really set the man off. Screaming, he tried to kick in the door to the adjoining unit, where his neighbors were watching a movie. He actually managed to kick his own door down moments later and threw his roommate to the ground, fracturing his shoulder.

The neighbor called the cops and sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene to find the man holding his neighbor down outside the apartment building. Apparently he tackled the neighbor when he saw the other man calling 911.

Deputies broke them up and asked the man what happened. He told them he “was really angry so I punched holes in the bathroom wall.” He said he got “pissed off” when his roommate locked him in the kitchen and kicked down the door. He told deputies he then went outside and tackled his neighbor to stop him from calling 911.

The neighbor and the roommate were taken to Summit Medical Center where the roommate had to undergo emergency surgery. The angry guy was charged with second- and third-degree assault, attempted second-degree burglary, obstruction of a telephone and criminal mischief.

Keystone property management estimated the damage to the apartment would be $500.

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