Sunday, May 30, 2010
Courant.com - HARTFORD A man was injured Sunday evening when he drove his Audi A4 into the side of Trinity Episcopal Church's office wing on Sigourney Street, police said.
The man in the car, whose name was not available, was seen revving the car over and over in the parking lot of the neighboring Ahern funeral home, at Sigourney Street and Farmington Avenue, about 6:15 p.m.
Kevin Brookman, who was about to put a steak on his grill, said he heard the driver loudly revving the car and thought he might blow the engine. "All of a sudden he threw it in drive and just went full speed," Brookman said.
The car jumped a curb that separates the funeral home parking lot from the church driveway, and then slammed into the church. There was no apparent damage to the church building, although a building inspector was summoned. There were no brake marks either.
What in the world could this guy have been thinking? It clearly wasn't a car malfunction, or him falling asleep, or anything. It was a deliberate attempt to recreate the very end of the final chase scene in 'Gone in Sixty Seconds.' You know, when Nic Cage jumps over like 80 million cars for the epic getaway? Look maybe the Church owed him money or something, and he thought this would be a good way to get it back, but this is just your classic case of some lost marbles.