Family displaced after bulldozer rips through back of home

4:28 PM, Aug 23, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - What started as a civil dispute over a home resulted in significant property damage after an unidentified person on a bulldozer ripped through the back side of a home in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident unfolded in the 1300 block of Clara Avenue Wednesday night.  Police said a domestic dispute apparently spurred the culprit to drive the bulldozer through an alley behind the property, plow through a fence, mow down a deck and guide the huge bulldozer into the rear of the structure.

The three story brick home sustained significant damage, but the family inside escaped without injury.

The bulldozer pummeled a large portion of the home, tossing bricks and mortar through the yard.  Power to the home was also interrupted after the bulldozer ran into a utility pole and snapped it in half.

Specific details over the dispute have not been released.  Clean-up crews were at the home overnight, securing the damaged portion of the home and what was left of the property inside.


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