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Clearwater neighbors detain man who drove truck into home

CLEARWATER — In an unusual spin on the tale of the Good Samaritan, a group of Clearwater residents banded together to detain a Holiday man who police say drove his truck through the wall of a house on their street Tuesday night.

Randall Fowler, 47, drove his pickup truck into the home at 2186 Alemanda Drive, north of Nursery Road and west of Belcher Road, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

The truck broke through the southern wall of the home and came to rest in the living room, authorities said.

Fowler backed the truck out of the home and tried to flee on foot, police said, but was detained by neighbors until help arrived.

Fowler was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage. He was released Wednesday on $750 bail.

Clearwater neighbors detain man who drove truck into home 02/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:44pm]
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