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Tennessee homeowner had to rush out of shower to stop bulldozer from destroying his home

Posted: 8:14 AM, Sep 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 10:14:34-04
Tennessee homeowner had to rush out of shower to stop bulldozer from destroying his home

SPRING HILL, Tenn. — A Nashville-area homeowner had to rush out of the shower to stop the operator of a bulldozer that had driven into his home.

Taylor Parker was in the shower when he heard what sounded like an earthquake.

"I got my towel on, ran out my front door, and all I see is a big bulldozer, tearing up my yard and went through the house," Parker said. "I flagged the guy to stop, jumped in front, basically yanked him out."

"You can't fathom that somebody just went through your house, it just doesn't seem real," Parker said. "It basically felt like an earthquake; the whole house was shaking for a good 20, 25 seconds."

Fortunately, no one was hurt. Parker said his two kids were at school at the time.

Parker does not have an estimate on how much the damage will cost.

"I couldn't give you a figure, I just know it's going to be a lot of money," he said.

The bulldozer driver was supposed to be doing work at another home down the street. Parker said the driver took the bulldozer to the back of his house several times, as well.

Spring Hill Police responded to the scene. They said they did not know why the bulldozer ended up at Parker's home. Officers gave the bulldozer driver a blood test.

This story was originally published by WVTF in Nashville.