Homeowner comes home to SUV in house

Posted at: 06/30/2013 9:51 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Neighbors heard the crash from blocks away, and when they ran outside they saw an SUV had plowed into someone’s living room. 

They tell us, it is a Sunday they won’t soon forget.

Walls demolished, windows shattered, a doorway destroyed, but the New Testament intact.  

This is what Ellen Brown Ploufee found when she came home from church, spilled car fluid on her tile and her living room upside down. 

“But its all stuff, God has blessed us with it and we are just happy that nobody got hurt and this can be fixed.”

Her husband was in the room right next to where the SUV came crashing through.

“If he would have been walking from the bedroom to the kitchen he would have been hit and been very bad.”

But both he and the dog were resting in bed when the driver crashed into the house. 

They were not hurt. 

The driver was clutching her hand but didn’t appear hurt either when Plouffee asked how she was doing.

“I told her I’m really sorry that this happened and it's going to be.” 

As Rio Rancho police investigate the cause of the crash, Plouffe had to clear her own schedule.

She is a real estate agent and had to cancel an open house to figure out what to do about the mess.

“I told them I’m not going to be there today I have my own open house. Hahaha.” 

Police have not said what caused the crash.

But so far, the driver is not facing any charges.