Police: Parishoner owed $70 rams truck into church

AP News
Posted: Dec 23, 2009 9:10 PM

Spokane County Sheriff's said a 56-year-old man was so incensed at a $70 repair bill he was owed, he rammed his truck into a Spokane church. The Spokesman-Review reported that a parishioner of the Country Crossroads Church, was arrested on Tuesday after he slammed his truck into the church building and ransacked the inside.

The Sheriff's Office said the tirade was apparently over a $70 repair bill the church owned the suspect for electrical work he had done. The man allegedly smashed nearly window, television, computer and light fixture inside the church.

Pastor Dan Eubank said there was thousands of dollars in damage.

Eubank told the paper he tried to pay the man with a check, but he wouldn't take it and he became enraged he couldn't get the payment in cash.

The suspect was booked into the Spokane County Jail for investigation of second-degree burglary and malicious mischief.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com