ROLLING IN THE DEEP: U-Haul truck found in Las Vegas backyard pool
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
It was an unusual sight you don’t see every day.
A U-Haul truck was found at the bottom of a pool.
It happened on Wednesday morning in the backyard of a home on Hauck Street, near Decatur Boulevard and Twain Avenue.
At 8:50 a.m., police received a request that officers be on scene to keep the peace as a tow truck company was brought on scene to remove a U-Haul truck from an empty pool.
Jose Norena is with Big Valley Towing.
“You never realize what people do until you become a tow truck driver,” said Jose Norena.
“When we got the call originally, we kind of didn't believe it. We needed some visual evidence, so we asked for a picture. In fact, the truck was in the pool,” he continued.
Norena said the driver of the U-Haul was pulling the truck into the yard to load it up, but accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, sending the vehicle careening into the pool.
“It looks like the gentleman was trying to come into his driveway and he launched off the curb,” explained Norena.
It took some time to get the U-Haul out of the pool.
“The set-up is really time-consuming,” said Norena.
“Luckily, there was no water in the pool, so it made the recovery a little bit easier,” he continued.
Removing the truck from the pool will cost the driver an estimated $3,000.
No one was injured.
“All in a day's work. This is what we do day in and day out,” said Norena.