Man hits carport, hides in portable toilet

Aug. 10, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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LONGVIEW, Wash., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Longview, Wash., man allegedly backed his Jeep into his neighbor's carport, and then hid in a portable toilet, police say.

Gordon Flavia, 56, got into his Jeep at his condominium Tuesday afternoon, put the vehicle in reverse and drove backward into his neighbor's carport, knocking down a roof support beam and coming to rest in a bathroom, The Daily News, of Longview, Wash., reported.

No one was home at the house Flavia hit, but other neighbors heard the collision.

Flavia fled the scene on foot, covered himself with a bucket of human waste and hid out from police in a portable toilet, where police found him, the newspaper said.

Flavia doused himself with a bucket he found outside the portable toilet "because he thought the dogs were coming, and he was trying to throw off the scent," Police Sgt. Doug Kazensky said. "We didn't know exactly what it was ... but it smelled bad."

"It looks like alcohol was involved," Longview police Sgt. Ed Jones said.

Flavia could be cited for driving under the influence, pending the results of a toxicology test, and may be charged with a hit and run.

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