One arrested in Como Street collision

Two vehicles racing down residential Como Street on Tuesday night resulted in the arrest of one man after running into the back of a parked car.

Como Street was closed for two hours while deputies pieced together what happened.

Witnesses said a white Ford van was westbound on Como at about 7:30 p.m. running parallel to a green vehicle when the van struck the rear of a Merkur Scorpio parked along the north side of the street.

Deputies were still seeking the occupants of the green vehicle Tuesday night.

After the accident the driver of the van climbed out and ran toward the corner of Saliman and Fifth streets.

Deputies arrested him behind the car wash with a sawed-off shotgun.

His identity was not available Tuesday night.

Sharlene Suggs said she was in her back yard when she heard the crash.

"I heard a big crash and came out and saw my car," she said.

The rear of Suggs' Scorpio was smashed in and it had been pushed up into her neighbor's front yard, within a hand's breadth of the van parked in the driveway.

"I thought I heard something," Rita Campau said. "Then I looked out and saw the cops. I came out and saw the car and about had a heart attack."

The white Labor Finder van had a near miss.

"I would have a hard time explaining how the van got wrecked sitting in the driveway," she said.

Neighbors said it was fortunate no children were in the way when the two vehicles were running down the street.


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