Man Drives Stolen Truck into House While Texting, Eating: Cops - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Drives Stolen Truck into House While Texting, Eating: Cops

One man's crash proves the combination of dangerous activities a recipe for disaster



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    Another day of crime in DFW.

    Like living dangerously? Evidently one Washington man does.

    If texting, eating and driving a truck all at once didn't seem dangerous enough, try what he allegedly did — texting, eating and driving a stolen truck.

    Jeromy Kirkendall, 32, of Kennewick, Wash., allegedly lost control of the stolen truck he was driving, careened through a few lawns and logs and then crashed into a house Wednesday, the Tri-City Herald reported.

    The reason, according to what he later told police: He had been distracted by the text message he was reading and the croissant he was eating.

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    Kirkendall fled the scene on foot after his car slammed into the home, but cops reportedly caught up with him later.

    The woman who owned the house, Kathye Kilgore, told local NBC station KNDO that she was relieved she was inside and not in her front yard when he allegedly crashed into it.

    "We heard this kind of thud," she said. "The house shook, and I'm going, 'That doesn't sound like somebody just dropping something.'"

    KNDO reported that the crash caused about $6,000 in damage to the house.

    Kirkendall, meanwhile, was booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of possessing stolen property.