Pizza order leads to over 20 smashed cars at Colorado dealership (w/ video)Greenwood Village, CO (CNN) - Police think a 22-year-old man was under the influence when he smashed cars at a dealership in Colorado. The havoc all started when a police officer tried to order a pizza.
By: Steve Staeger, CNN, CNN
Greenwood Village, CO (CNN) - Police think a 22-year-old man was under the influence when he smashed cars at a dealership in Colorado. The havoc all started when a police officer tried to order a pizza.
Sergeant Eric Schmitt – Greenwood Village Police: "I'm gonna need state patrol up to Anthony's Pizza. I just had someone come by and sideswipe my parked car."
Sergeant Eric Schmitt was picking up a pizza for his friends back at public works, when he heard his car get hit. He noticed the driver of the Honda Pilot was unconscious.
Dustin Varney – Greenwood Village Police: "Sergeant Schmitt proceeds to try to wake the individual up, at which he becomes aggravated, agitated, takes a swing at Sergeant Smith, tries to assault him, then steps on the gas and takes off."
Sergeant Eric Schmitt: "He just crashed big time. Rolled car. Start rescue. He's under the influence of something!"
Police say the driver swerved off the road toward a telephone pole. The car flipped through the rocks and slammed into a line of brand-new cars sitting in this Kia dealership.
Dustin Pew – Manages Dealership: "Heard the noise and looked up to see the end of the accident."
Dustin Pew manages this dealership.
Dustin Pew: "I've got 27 cars ranging from small rock damage to major impact damage."
You'd think he'd be more upset, but instead, he's thankful that car didn't make it to traffic.
Dustin Pew: "All in all, just a mound of paperwork and a mess of damage, but lives were saved and okay."
Sergeant Schmitt pulled the driver out of the car and got him into custody.
Dustin Varney: "Sergeant Schmitt's adrenaline probably went from 0-60 within a matter of five seconds."
And when that adrenaline faded and the scene started to clear, he got on the radio to make sure his original mission got accomplished.
Sergeant Eric Schmitt: "Hey, I think my transaction was done with those Anthony's guys, but if you can confirm so they're still good to make that delivery."