Video posted to social media showed a man driving a dump truck into his estranged wife’s south Los Angeles home on Sunday, hitting their parked car and other vehicles, and then driving away before deputies arrived, authorities said .
Patricia Dunn told KABC-TV Channel 7 the truck’s driver was her husband Ronald Dunn, who can be seen in a TikTok video crashing through a metal fence before slamming into the wall of their bedroom. Patricia Dunn told the TV network she is getting a divorce and has applied for a restraining order against her husband. She said she is not staying at home for the time being.
The incident happened on the 1500 block of West 107th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sergeant S. Gutierrez said the dump truck collided with at least four vehicles in the neighborhood. According to Gutierrez, Ronald Dunn no longer lives in the house.
After the incident, Gutierrez said, the woman reported that her husband had also made criminal threats against her and that she feared for her safety.
Authorities are looking for the man, Gutierrez said.
No injuries were reported.
In the TikTok video, the truck can be seen reversing down the narrow residential street as a group of neighbors look on in shock and warn each other to keep their distance. Car alarms wail as the dump truck hurtles down the sidewalk and onto the front lawn, crashing into a house.
The truck then backs up and hits several parked cars, pushing one car onto the front lawn.
The truck then drives away as neighbors call 911.
Gutierrez said it took time for deputies to respond to the scene because the call was initially ruled a traffic accident and referred to the California Highway Patrol. When officials learned it was a criminal incident, deputies were dispatched, he said.
According to court records, on Jan. 9, Patricia Dunn filed for a restraining order against her husband, which was granted.
Another video posted to social media early Sunday showed a man identified as Ronald Dunn driving a white Chevrolet Impala onto the front lawn of his wife’s home and yelling at neighbors.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-17/dump-truck-divorce-video-los-angeles Woman says estranged husband crashed dump truck into her home