I’m not even sure what I would do if I were in this man’s position. He was left wondering what on earth had happened as he stood there in his towel.
Taylor Parker, who resides in Spring Hill, Tennessee, is still attempting to comprehend what on earth transpired to his house.
It’s possible that the question you should be asking is not “what happened to his home,” but rather “why it happened.”
His house was ripped by a bulldozer
It was utterly unexpected and resulted in a significant amount of damage that needed to be repaired.
As revealed by Parker to NewsChannel 5, “It’s like a dream. You cant fathom that somebody just went through your house, it just doesn’t seem real.”
Parker was taking a shower
At that point, he was startled by an amazing roar that sounded like a helicopter and had the sensation of an earthquake outside his house.
Parker stated on the Williamson Home Page: “In the shower, wife’s gone, and my dog just runs in the shower freaking out, and my house basically is shaking.”
Before he leapt out of the shower, grabbed a towel, and dashed out the front door, the homeowner felt his house shake for about 25 seconds.
He witnessed a big bulldozer digging up his yard and crashing into his house there as it attempted to destroy it.
Parker went up to talk to the operator of the bulldozer
Parker recalls, “I flagged the guy to stop, jumped in front, basically yanked him out.”
Parker is relieved that his family was not present at the house
If they had been, the events that transpired here might have taken a very different turn.
Parker said, “Luckily the kids weren’t home, so they’re not shaken up.”
When Duane Larose drove the bulldozer off of the site where he was meant to be working on a home just a few feet down the street from Parker’s property on Spirit Court, he instead drove it into Parker’s property and into his home.
Parker said, “When I asked him what he was doing, he didn’t really answer. I said, ‘you just put a hole through my house,’ and he said, ‘I didn’t hit your house.’ I think he was on some kind of drugs, because he didn’t know what he did.”
Larose insisted that it was a tree all along
After that, the driver started driving the bulldozer toward the backyard and began tearing up the grass and dirt there.
Parker was able to persuade the man to get out of the bulldozer, which freed him up to go inside and make a call to the police.
Parker said: “When I was on the phone, his boss came and was down the street, and he was just as livid. He kind of took him away before anything really happened, and the cops basically showed up within a matter of minutes.”
Larose was taken into custody
A test for both drugs and alcohol was administered to him, and the results came back negative.
Whitwell said: “We have no explanation of [why] the guy [went] to that residence and drove the bulldozer through the house. There were several explanations he tried to give us, but none of them were consistent, so we are still going to do our due diligence in regards to the investigation. As of right now, we have no idea [why] he went to the house — there’s no relation between him and the people that reside there.”
Larose was arrested and charged with endangering others by irresponsible behavior
Parker states that the damage will require “a lot of money” to repair, and he is relieved that it is not severe enough that he and his family would need to stay in a hotel as a result of the incident.