Laudromat patron narrowly escapes injury when the business’ sign falls off roof

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A big wind blew through the 2100 block of Harrison Street in Batesville just before 2 p.m. on Sunday causing a building sign to fall on two vehicles, damaging both.

Batesville Police Officer, Melissa Wilkey, said when she arrived she saw a large metal sign laying across a blue Dodge SUV and a tan Buick 4-door sedan.

The sign was blown off the 24/7 Laundromat.  A laundromat patron and owner of the tan Buick, Debra Harrison, said she had just come outside the laundromat where she started hearing a popping sound, looked up, saw what was happening and yelled “the sign is  coming down.” Harrison said she noticed the sign falling just in time to jump back and avoid being struck.

The police report said the owner of the blue Dodge SUV, Francis Gale, said she heard Harrison yell the sign is coming down, and looked to see the sign lying across the two vehicles.  Both vehicles sustained damage.

The report said the laundromat owner, Chuck Fisher, told the two car owners he would file the incident on his insurance.

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