Posted: Jun 16, 2012 8:48 PM by Siera Santos
Updated: Jun 17, 2012 9:17 AM
Piling rubble is not the way one Colorado Springs homeowner expected to spend his 75th birthday. At 3 a.m. on Saturday, an 18-year-old woman plowed her Trailblazer into his home near Chelton and Fairmont.
Like a good neighbor, David Robinson was there to help pick up the pieces. He was watching tv in his home across the street when he heard screeching tires and a collision.
"I come outside and I see all the commotion. I walk over and I see this car inside this inside this house. I'm like, 'Wow!'"
The homeowner, who did not want to be identified, told News 5 that they're a Christian family and they do forgive the young woman who police identified as Towonna Dewitt.
"Really, at 18 years old, you shouldn't be up at 3:20 in the morning, driving while impaired or whatever she was. That's uncalled for," Robinson said.
The birthday boy was asleep with his wife in an upstairs room when the car crashed into the living room. He says insurance is paying to repair the damages and he's just happy no one was hurt.
Police say alcohol is suspected in this accident.