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As Dorian Came, a Man's Quest to Prove Wife Wrong Led to This

To protect his smart car from hurricane's winds, a Fla. man parked it in his kitchen
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 5, 2019 10:45 AM CDT
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In this Tuesday photo, Jessica Eldridge shows her husband's smart car parked in their kitchen in Jacksonville, Fla.   (Jessica Eldridge via AP)

(Newser) – It started as a lighthearted challenge between a Florida couple: Can a smart car fit into their kitchen? The answer: It sure can. Patrick Eldridge parked his smart car in his Jacksonville kitchen to protect it from Hurricane Dorian because he didn't want it to "blow away," and to prove that he could park his car there, the AP reports. Jessica Eldridge said her car was already parked in the garage. To avoid cleaning their garage out, her husband proposed to park it in the house. "I said there was no way he could. He said he could," Jessica said. "So he opened the double doors and had it in. I was amazed that it could fit. He had it in with no problems."

Dorian skirted Florida's coast Wednesday, narrowly missing Jacksonville as it headed northward along the Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina coastlines. With the car in the middle of the kitchen, Jessica Eldridge had to move around it to cook and serve dinner. "I'm hoping he will pull it out pretty soon once the wind dies down," she said. "There is room and it's not in the way, but my dogs are confused by it."

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