(CNN) – You hear plenty of stories in the news about someone who accidentally hit the gas pedal when they meant to hit the brake and drove into a building.
But according to one man in the Atlanta area, that’s not what happened when he drove his pickup truck clear through his house. He says when he hit the gas pedal, he meant to.
“I’m just saying, don’t dare me, because I will do it.”
John Paul Jones Junior said he was angry and fed up, so he started up his pickup truck in the backyard and drove it to the front yard by way of the living room.
This photo was taken by Newnan Times-Herald photographer Jeffrey Leo right after it happened Thursday afternoon on Old Highway 85 in Senoia. You can see furniture still caught in the bumper.
“I don’t know, it was just one of those spur of the moment crazy things.”
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. Why not? It don’t pay, 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 says that’s not why. He tells me he had just gotten off the phone with his wife 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. They said open a window. I told them it wasn’t enough, as you can see. It had a nice breeze.”
Even though he drove his pickup truck straight through a building, he says it’s still running just fine.
“The cop- he jinxed me. He said, I can’t believe you didn’t pop any tires. Then the next morning, it was leaking.”
Jones is not being charged with a crime, because there’s no law against driving a truck through a house, as long as it’s your house.
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