Truck Full of Weed Crashes into Arizona City Home
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office|
|That weed-filled truck to the left crashed into that house (center) moving that couch (right) off the wall.|
Pinal County sheriff's deputies received several calls about 9:40 p.m. on Sunday regarding a truck and a car speeding through residential and desert areas near Alsdorf and Milligan roads in Arizona City.
The occupants of the vehicles were driving erratically and were seen exchanging gunfire.
Deputies located the car and the truck and pursued them as they ran stop signs and sped through the city.
The car pulled over for police and the driver told them the truck had rammed him and an occupant of the vehicle had fired shots at his car. The driver of the car told deputies he was following the truck to try and get its license plate.
The truck, meanwhile, continued to try and evade the deputies -- it fled the scene as the car was being pulled over.
The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the front of a house in the 8900 block of Wenden Drive -- as the residents of the home were sitting on a couch in their living room.
The impact of the truck was enough to move the couch -- on which the residents were sitting -- away from the wall into which the truck crashed. However, nobody inside the house was injured.
After the truck crashed into the house, deputies watched two male suspects hop out of the vehicle and take off on foot.
Inside the truck, deputies found 10 large bundles of weed, as well as a handgun.
As authorities were investigating the scene, a man identified as an illegal immigrant approached detectives and told them he was a passenger in the truck and he wanted to turn himself in.
The suspect admitted to smuggling the weed into the country, but claims he didn't shoot at anyone. He says the truck he was in in was fired upon by occupants of another vehicle.
The suspect claimed he couldn't identify the driver of the truck, or provide any additional information. He was turned over to U.S. Border Patrol officers.