Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Runaway Cab Helps House Dismantler

April 27, 1947
Echo Park

A household chore turned terrifying today when an unoccupied Veteran's Transit taxicab careened down a hillside and into Mrs. F.C. Plantz' house at 1505 Ewing Street. At the time, Plantz' friend Myron Fales (35, of 530 S. Pasadena Ave in Whittier) was standing on a stepladder peeling off siding. Fales heard the cab coming down through the brush, and was able to jump to safety just before the cab burst through the siding and splintered the house's wall. The driver, Mitchell Parrino of 1731 W. 18th Street, told police he had left his cab parked up the hill in front of 2019 Avon Street.

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