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Woman, 74, Mistakes Break for Gas, Slams Into Hardware Store

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    A 74-year-old woman mistook the brake pedal for the gas and crashed into a wall of Garrett Ace Hardware in Healdsburg Friday morning. (Published Friday, Aug. 4, 2017)

    A 74-year-old woman, who mistook her car's brake for the gas pedal, plowed through a wall and ended up inside a Garrett Ace Hardware in Healdsburg Friday morning.

    According to police, the driver and her passenger were not hurt, but the vehicle did cause damage to the store. 

    In surveillance video, the vehicle is seen crashing through the wall and pushing out a row of Yeti coolers and Weber grills. 

    "It was really loud, but luckily no one was standing in the area," Assistant Manager Ryan Scott said. 

    Garrett Ace Hardware will not be filing charges. 


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