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Man taking shower feels home start to shake and finds bulldozer demolishing his house
Taylor Parker was in the middle of a shower when his house started to rumble. When he ran out with a towel, he couldn't comprehend what was happening.
Jake Manning
01.12.22

There are times when reality is truly stranger than fiction.

Even after the incident, Taylor Parker of Spring Hill, Tennessee was still trying to wrap his head around what had actually happened when a bulldozer randomly tore through his home causing significant damage to his property.

“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.”

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Parker was taking a shower 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 Williams on 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.

That’s when Parker approached the bulldozer operator, Duane Larose.

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

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Parker said he was thankful that his wife and two children weren’t home and that no one was hurt.

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

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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Parker said the bulldozer driver told him that the damage to the home must have been from a tree.

The driver then proceeds 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 and 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.”

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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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By Jake Manning
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Jake Manning is a senior writer at Shareably. He can be reached at hi@shareably.net
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