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Man startled in shower by bulldozer destroying his home
I can't even imagine what I would do in this man's shoes. He was left standing there in his towel wondering what on earth was going on.
Jessica Adler
11.19.21

Taylor Parker lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee and he is still trying to wrap his head around what one earth happened to his home.

Well, maybe not what happened to his home, per sé, but rather why it happened.

A bulldozer ripped through his home.

It was completely random and left a lot of damage to be dealt with.

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“It’s like a dream,” Parker told NewsChannel 5. “You cant fathom that somebody just went through your house, it just doesn’t seem real.”

Parker was taking a shower.

That’s when he heard an incredible noise that sounded like a helicopter outside his home and felt like an earthquake.

“In the shower, wife’s gone, and my dog just runs in the shower freaking out, and my house basically is shaking,” Parker told Williamson Home Page.

The homeowner felt his home shake for about 25 seconds before he jumped out of the shower to grab a towel and run out the front door.

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It was there that he saw a large bulldozer digging up his yard and ramming into his home trying to tear it down.

Parker approached the bulldozer operator.

“I flagged the guy to stop, jumped in front, basically yanked him out,” Parker recalls.

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Parker’s thankful his family wasn’t home.

If they had been, this could have been a very different story.

“Luckily the kids weren’t home, so they’re not shaken up,” Parker said.

Duane Larose was supposed to be working on a home a few feet down the street from Parker’s property on Spirit Court when he drove the bulldozer off of that property and into Parker’s home.

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“When I asked him what he was doing, he didn’t really answer,” Parker said. “I said, ‘you just put a hole through my house,’ and he said, ‘I didn’t hit your house.’ I think he was on some kind of drugs, because he didn’t know what he did.”

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Larose claimed it was a tree.

The driver then proceeded to drive the bulldozer toward the backyard digging up dirt and grass.

Parker was able to convince the man to exit the bulldozer allowing Parker to go inside and call the police.

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“When I was on the phone, his boss came and was down the street, and he was just as livid,” Parker said. “He kind of took him away before anything really happened, and the cops basically showed up within a matter of minutes.”

Larose was arrested.

He was given a drug and alcohol test which came back negative.

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“We have no explanation of [why] the guy [went] to that residence and drove the bulldozer through the house,” Whitwell said. “There were several explanations he tried to give us, but none of them were consistent, so we are still going to do our due diligence in regards to the investigation. As of right now, we have no idea [why] he went to the house — there’s no relation between him and the people that reside there.”

Larose was charged with reckless endangerment.

Parker says that the damage will cost “a lot of money” to fix and he is just glad that it’s not significant enough that his family will have to be in a hotel.

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Hear Parker’s take on this bizarre mishap in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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