Mercedes Smashes Through Front Door of University City Home

San Diego Police were looking for the driver who lost control of a Mercedes and slammed into a University City home Monday.

A white Mercedes smashed the door and landed on the stoop at the home on Camino Aguila where Elena Cardenas and her roommate usually hang out at night.

“I heard a crash and then I felt the whole building shake,” Cardenas said. “I looked out my window and there was a car pretty much outside my front door.”

The car crashed through the door and broke through a good chunk of the wall, scattering debris everywhere just before 1 a.m. Monday.

No one was injured.

“Thankfully we were both in our bedrooms,” Cardenas said.

However, she said she thinks the driver spotted her looking out the window before he drove in reverse.

When San Diego Police arrived, they followed a trail of liquid from the vehicle to where the Mercedes had been abandoned.

Cardenas attends San Diego State University and has lived in the neighborhood for about a year.

She said it’s usually a very quiet community.

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