Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:49 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 8:15 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A man ran his SUV into the Cabaret Men's Club on Leopard last night. Now the they are having to pick up the pieces from last night's bizarre accident.
Workers were out at the club earlier Tuesday afternoon sweeping and trying to get rid of some of the debris that was left over from Monday night's accident.
Police say 46-year-old Jesus Silva is the man who ran his SUV into The Cabaret Men's Club Monday night. Six News was the only station there last night when Silva was brought out of the club by police. As Silva was walking out he told our cameras,"I'm from Cuba. No problem. I drank four beers and then I came out."
He may have thought there was no problem but police didn't see it the same way. Officers say Silva was asked to leave the club because he didn't pay his tab. That's when he tried peeling out of the parking lot. He lost control of the vehicle and rammed it into the building.
The SUV got lodged all the way inside the cabaret and according to one employee, some people had a close call. While looking at the area he said it looked like someone was there because he could still see footprints on the couch.
While someone may have seen the car come through the building up close, police say no one was hit or injured. Silva had some cuts and scratches but not enough to keep police from hauling him off to jail.
Police say he may face felony charges since the damage done to the property is extensive. So extensive that the owner tells me it could add up to as much as 15-thousand dollars.
The owner of this club told me that even though it may cost a lot to fix the damage, the good news here is no one got hurt. He says everything else is material things and can be replaced, and that all he cares about is that nobody was hurt.
He says the whole club won't have to be shut down due to the damages. But he did say the room that got ran into was their VIP room. And that room will have to remain closed until they can get someone out there to fully repair the damages.
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