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'This man hit my house and I want him found!'

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"All I know is that I have respiratory problems, this man hit my house and I want him found," said Bertha Haywood.

Haywood and Basil Cobbs live on Haywill Circle in Austin.

Early Sunday morning a man driving a black Mercedes drove into their kitchen and took off running.

"I thought somebody had broke in but it hit too hard, I just heard a big explosion," Haywood said.

It woke the neighbors as well.  Anthony Coleman snapped a picture of the car.

"The first thing on my mind is 'go in here and make sure she's safe' you know because I know she always sits at this table," Coleman said.

Thankfully for Bertha's sake she wasn't at the table.

"The car was sitting up in there.  My refrigerator is in my next bedroom.  If my grand baby had been here like she's here on the weekends staying all night, she would have been dead," Haywood said.

"Oh we're very grateful that it happened earlier than what we would have been up.  Or else we both would have been sitting there having breakfast and drinking coffee," Cobbs said.

Bertha feels like Austin PD should patrol their side of town a little more because crazy stuff is starting happen on the regular.

"Especially in this area because we just had an incident from the house in the back where the man was going down the street naked and threw a rock at me and riding in a car," she said.

For Bertha, this anonymous driver ended up taking more from her than just the kitchen sink.  That room was filled with antiques that she has collected her whole life including some passed down from her great grandmother.

"Satan done come in here and broke up all my antiques!  Which that's a blessing because I'm gonna get paid for my antiques and for me too!  Punitive damages you don't put on me like that!  Wake me up out of my sleep, done hit my house," Haywood said.

Neighbor Anthony says the guy across the street saw the driver coming.

"My neighbor across the street got on the phone with the police and they told him not to go anywhere but as soon as they told him the police were on the way he got out of the car, jumped the fence, took off," Coleman said.

Bertha says people who do this sort of thing get caught eventually.  So her question is...why run?

"I'm thankful that I'm alive, yes!  And wherever that young man is...hey...God is on his trail...and the police is too," Haywood said.

We did call Austin Police Sunday afternoon.  They didn't have any information on the accident to give out yet.

In the meantime, Basil and Bertha are hoping you can help police with this.

Neighbors say the driver of the black Mercedes was a black man in his early '20s wearing an orange tank top.

In the meantime, Basil and Bertha have got the place boarded up and they say the house is unlivable right now.

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