Ohio authorities say a man who told them he was facing foreclosure rammed his house with his SUV.
Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly says 30-year-old Steve Doak told deputies he was recently served with foreclosure papers and wanted to destroy the house rather than turn it over to the bank.
The sheriff's office says Doak drove the vehicle into fencing and then into the rear of the house in New Carlisle, about 50 miles west of Columbus. They say he did extensive structural damage. Authorities say they shut off utilities in the home for safety reasons.
Doak was arrested Tuesday on charges of inducing panic, disorderly conduct and other counts.
He has pleaded not guilty. No one answered his phone Thursday morning and the voice mailbox was full.
Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com
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