Car Kills Man at Home, Exposes Dope Operation
Neighbor's accelerator jammed as she backed out
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2011 4:26 PM CDT
A man was killed yesterday outside of Chicago when a neighbor's car accidentally plowed into his house. Police later found a marijuana operation in his bathroom.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A woman plowed her Mercury Grand Marquis into a neighbor's house outside Chicago yesterday, killing him and exposing his marijuana-growing operation, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The 63-year-old's accelerator apparently jammed as she was pulling out of the driveway. The victim, Zachary Isenberg, 28, walked to his window just as the car drove into his living room.

His roommate, Thomas J. Micucci, jumped off the couch just before the car rammed it through the house and out the back wall. Later, authorities discovered guns, cash, cocaine, and a marijuana-growing operation in a locked bathroom. Micucci was arrested and charged with cannabis production and unauthorized possession of a firearm. For now, the Grand Marquis won't be pulled out "because the engineer at the scene said the house will collapse when it’s removed," a sheriff's deputy said.