Stolen SUV slams into home in Bordeaux on Easter morning

Posted at 2:16 PM, Apr 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 13:57:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Easter morning got off to a scary start for one couple when a stolen SUV slammed into their home in Bordeaux.

Around 2:40a.m. some thieves bailed from the SUV and the vehicle crashed into the front of a home on Hydes Ferry Road.

Anthony Conyers said, "We was sleeping in the house and just heard a big boom, the dresser and everything just fell in, and came outside and the guy said some kid jumped out of a stolen car that belonged to him, and it backed up right there and ran into a house."

According to police, the car theft victim took matters into his own hands and was chasing the thieves in his stolen SUV.

Conyers said, "He saw them at Marathon gas station and he followed them and then them over here and he said they jumped out took off running that way, he parked right there and he told us the whole story when we came outside this morning."

The impact of the crash scared them.

Sarita Conyers said, "It was our bedroom so I was asleep, if it would have gone in a little bit more, it would have hit our bed."

They're thankful no one was hurt.

Conyers said, "God is good, it's Easter Sunday and we woke up to this, but it's okay."

When the suspects abandoned the vehicle, they didn't put it in park, which is why it hit the home.

Conyers said, "Foundation got moved over and it knocked that pole down where our address is at."

Neighbors feel that the turn from Hydes Ferry Rd. onto Viking Rd. is unsafe because it's been the scene of multiple crashes.

Hours before the suspects crashed the stolen SUV, a woman missed the turn and her car slammed into a home on the same street.

Conyers said, "It's kind of crazy how it happened a couple houses down."

Both incidents have neighbors concerned.

Conyers said, "They come flying right here and there's a curb like that way so I don't know what they can do to make it safer right here, I don't know."

The car thieves got away. If you have any information you can call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.