You Can't Fight City Hall


But apparently you can crash your truck into it. From just up the road in KendalltuckyKendallville comes this one:

An intoxicated man rammed a pickup truck into Kendallville City Hall on Saturday evening, destroying the front door of the landmark building, police said.

Kenneth Barden, 42, of Kendallville crashed into the building at 234 S. Main St. in a 1993 Nissan pickup truck just before 6 p.m. The metal frame and glass door were destroyed and will cost the city about $15,000 to repalace, said Sgt. Dan Leighty of the Kendallville Police Department. There were no injuries.

Barden was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and criminal mischief – both felonies – and criminal recklessness with a vehicle – a Class A misdemeanor. He was being held at the Noble County Jail in lieu of $9,500 bail.

Leighty had spotted Barden just before the crash as he was screeching the pickup’s tires. He followed Barden north on Main Street. A moment before Leighty planned to make a traffic stop, the vehicle made a sharp left turn and rammed into the building, Leighty said.

Barden told police he had problems with alcohol and wanted the city to do something about it, Leighty said.
Looks like he'll get his wish.


"The metal frame and glass door were destroyed and will cost the city about $15,000 to repalace, ..."


Just a typo, or a freudian slip? Just how nice is the Kendallville City Hall, anyway?

btw, my brother's wife is from Kandallville, but I cannot really dispute the "Kendalltucky" reference, as she has always spoken with a slight drawl. This has been accentuated (pun intended) since they moved to Arkansas a few years ago.

Excellent! I didn't even notice that! The error is also in the print edition, FWIW...

LOL, funny. I mean the error, not the crash. The crash was just dumb.

But the error was funny.

Oh come on, the crash is a *little* funny...

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