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After Car Plows into Jewelry Store, Owner Takes it in Stride

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See photos of the wreckage at Southern Jewelry News

When a car drives right through the front door of your store, there’s not a whole lot you can do but shrug your shoulders and have a laugh. At least that was Bob McCarty’s reaction after a Buick LeSabre crashed into his store in Evansville, IN and parked itself in the engagement and wedding rings section, as Southern Jewelry News writes. The article says that the crash happened before McCarty opened the store that day, so no one was inside or got injured. He first learned about the crash via a text from a friend, and then raced to the store to find it surrounded by fire trucks, an ambulance and police cars. As he described the scene to SJN:

“Come to find out, a 95-year-old lady had just left the bank and had come up around the corner from the exit of Walmart. She said she’d had mechanical failure, that the throttle had stuck. The people at the bank kind of corroborated her story; they said her engine was revving really high when she was there and it’s very possible that could have happened.” The woman, the article says, came away with just a few scrapes and bruises.

McCarty told SJN that the attention he’s received from the crash has actually been good for his business, adding with a laugh: “I’ve heard a million and one jokes about opening up a drive-through jewelry store.” He hopes repairs will be complete in three or four weeks.

See photos of the wreckage at Southern Jewelry News

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