Bizarre scene after car crashed into Albuquerque home
Posted at: 02/17/2013 11:00 PM
By: Adam Camp, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Tons of chaos happened in the Northeast Heights over the weekend.
It started when a Cadillac rolled over and crashed through Robert Florez’s backyard wall and into his home.
He and his family had just gone upstairs before it happened.
“Five to ten minutes later, we heard the tires and screeching and metal, and then our house shook. It sounded like a bomb went off,” Florez said.
Then the driver took off, according to Florez.
Another eyewitness told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that he saw a man run off to another car and drive off.
Then police said the same suspect who ran into the home broke into Judy Haag’s home several blocks away.
Haag said she was watching TV when two men came to her back door.
“On about the third hard kick, they kicked the door in. The minute the door flew open, he fired a shot,” Haag said.
Then the men stormed through her kitchen, knocked Haag to the floor as she dialed 911.
Then they stole her phone, went into her garage and took her car.
Police said they found the car near Tramway and Cooper.
Officers then confirmed they found one suspect in both incidents, but said nothing about a second suspect at this point.
The one suspect, Kevin Folse, is a parolee for homicide, Albuquerque police said.
The man is now being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and robbery, but more charges are likely to follow.
Robert Florez and Haag agree that their neighborhood is taking a turn for the worst.
“I will make it through anything. But yeah, obviously to have a car in your house, a truck in your backyard, it kind of shakes you a little bit, wondering who's aiming at you,” Florez said.
That is why the neighborhood is working with one city councilor to set up a neighborhood association to get more police assistance.