SCRANTON -- Police in Scranton say a driver lost control of her vehicle late Saturday night and smashed into a downtown barber shop.
Detectives say the driver admitted she had been drinking wine when she cut across a busy avenue, through a parking lot, and right into the middle of Guy's Barber Shop on Spruce Street.
The owner of Guy's, Damien Biancarelli, couldn't believe his eyes.
"I saw a silver SUV in the middle of my shop as if I built it piece by piece in the shop. That is how perfectly it fit in here. It was amazing," Biancarelli said.
Police say Gail Kinder of Shavertown admitted she was drinking Chardonnay on her way back from Massachusetts. She ended up in downtown Scranton, swerved into the parking lot of a jewelry store, hit a steel gate, crossed Spruce Street, hit a parked car, and smashed right into the barber shop.
Even inside, the driver allegedly continued to rev her engine and drive back and forth.
In the end, Kinder was taken to the hospital where blood was taken for the investigation.
"It was after hours, so nobody was hurt here and really that is all that matters," said Biancarelli.
A day later, friends arrived to help pitch in with the cleanup.
While the force of the collision crushed a barber's chair, inches away, rows of fragile antiques remained unbroken at D&D's Collectibles.
"It's like being struck by lightning, but nothing's damaged. Nothing's moved," Jackie Kozloski, D&D's Collectibles.
No charges have been filed yet as police are waiting for the results of that blood test.
As for the barber shop, the owner wants to reopen as soon as possible, but he is still figuring out when that can happen.