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Woman smashes truck into bedroom

By JODIE TILLMAN
Published January 15, 2007


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PORT RICHEY - The noise that woke them sounded like an explosion. The closets and doors rattled, and Xena the weary-eyed chihuahua shivered.

Who was in the house? Leaping from the bed, Kimberly Reynolds Sabo and Robert Sabo feared men with guns.

What they said they found in their guest bedroom early Sunday was a Nissan pickup driven by a 19-year-old waiter with "Fate" tattooed on her wrist and a desire to get her vehicle out of the Chatam Lane home.

Reverse, forward. Reverse, forward. Reverse, forward.

She was going nowhere. The truck kept smashing the antique bed and crushing Christmas gifts and hurling concrete.

"You've got to stop!" Robert Sabo begged the driver.

Finally, she did.

She got out, Kimberly Sabo said, with an explanation.

"I'm sorry, but I'm mad at my parents," she said.

Then came a cryptic compromise.

"Joshua can fix this," she said. "If you don't call the law, we can get around this."

The Sabos called the law.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested Farrah Faye Huff of Hudson on charges of driving under the influence and DUI with property damage.

An arrest report says breath tests showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.163 percent.

A level of 0.08 percent is legally considered impaired.

Huff was released Sunday after making bail. She did not return a phone call for comment.

Kimberly Sabo said the damage to the home is nearly $65,000, not counting the contents of the bedroom. The county appraises the concrete block house at nearly $135,000.

Standing outside the home Sunday afternoon, Kimberly Sabo said she wasn't sure how the repairs would be paid for.

She didn't know what kind of insurance coverage Huff has. And the Sabos have no homeowner's insurance.

"I don't know who Joshua is," she said. "But Joshua better be magic."

[Last modified January 14, 2007, 22:05:08]


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