Police: Man crashes car into Grand Junction homeless shelter
August 7, 2009
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Police and a witness say a man crashed his car into a western Colorado homeless shelter after warning an employee to clear everyone out of the lobby.
The only injuries reported in the Thursday night crash were to the driver.
Police arrested 49-year-old Mark Bird on suspicion of driving under the influence, attempted vehicular assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
He was taken to a hospital for unknown injuries and then booked into jail.
A shelter employee, 26-year-old Shawna Eden, told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that a man in a car warned her he was going to drive into the building. She says got the 15 or 20 people who were in the lobby to move to another part of the building moments before the crash.