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

(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.

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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. (Read more marijuana stories.)

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