Tornado-damaged home takes hit from reckless driver
MOORE, Okla. – The house at 2129 Westmoore in Moore has taken more than its fair share of hits over the last month and a half.
It first gained infamy for a 1,000-pound chunk of metal the tornado lodged in its roof.
Then late Friday night, another chunk of metal came crashing in.
“It was like really scary because you know pieces of the house were falling,” neighbor, Lorri Scroggins said.
A reckless driver plowed right through the front of the house, the part not damaged by the tornado.
“He swerves one way, then he swerves another way, then the next thing we know, he’s in this house,” Jennifer Coles said who witnessed the crash from her home across the street.
The driver backed out of the house, but then ditched his truck at the end of the street.
He took off on foot, but a Moore police canine unit tracked down 24-year-old Jeran Graham.
Luckily, the homeowners weren’t home.
They got the news in Illinois where they’re visiting with family.
“When the cops called me, I thought it was kind of a joke again,” homeowner Elizabeth Farrar said. “I thought, ‘How is it possible that again we’re not at home and another giant piece of metal is at a different part of our house?’”
Farrar just bought the house last December.
She said friends have been telling her the house must be cursed but she said they’ve been through so much already, all they could do was laugh.
“What’s the luck? We’re thinking about going and playing the lottery. The likelihood of all this happening is too much,” Farrar said.
Neighbors said they feel for the young couple with a 14-month-old child.
“It’s like give them a break! So I don’t know. I’m sure they’ll fix it up,” Scroggins said.
And the Farrars said they plan to do just that, despite the back luck their house has endured.
Graham was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on charges of driving under suspension, DUI and careless and negligent driving.