Monday, December 24, 2007
Minivan Crashes Chicago ABC Newscast 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
ABC Studios Crash in Chicago

A minivan crashed into the glass-windowed ABC-7 news studio in downtown Chicago last night, just in time for the opening of the 10pm nightly news:
Police are investigating what caused the van to jump the curb and slam into the studio’s bullet-resistant glass, but a witness said the crash appeared deliberate. There were no known injuries, police said.

Steven Parnell, 37, a sergeant with STAR detective agency, said he was patrolling the CTA Red Line subway when his boss called him about a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of State. Parnell came up, spotted the minivan and approached it. "He waved me off and rolled up his window," Parnell said of the driver, who then briefly began driving up and down State making U-turns. The man then drove into the studio’s southeast corner -- about 15 to 20 feet from the anchor desk. The driver stayed in the car until police arrived and took him into custody. [read full article on Sun-Times Online]
[Photo above taken by yours truly, this morning]

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