I’ve never met John Paul Jones Jr., so maybe he really is the aww shucks kind of guy they’re portraying him as here and during a weak moment, he momentarily snapped and did something extremely stupid. But I’ll tell you this right now. If I’m his family, I’m raising money for some serious therapy or running the hell out of town in the dead of night, because no way I’m taking my chances with a guy who’ll drive his truck from the back yard to the front yard by way of the house and seems perfectly ok with it.
It happened Thursday afternoon on Old Highway 85 in Senoia.
A photo taken by Newnan Times-Herald photographer Jeffrey Leo shows furniture caught in the truck’s bumper.
“I don’t know, it was just one of those spur of the moment crazy things,” said Jones.
Jones is a contractor by trade, and he did his own repairs over the past two days.
“I’ve been out of work for the past year and a half. Needed some work,” said Jones. “It didn’t pay anything, but hey, it kept me busy.”
The newspaper said he did it because he was frustrated about not being able to sell his house, but Jones said that’s not the reason why.
He told CBS46 that he had just gotten off the phone with his wife at the time, and the conversation made him so angry, one thing just led to another.
He wasn’t charged with a crime since there’s nothing in the law that says you can’t drive your own truck through your own house as long as you don’t injure anyone else in the process, but if his wife reacts the way I think I would, her murder trial will begin soon.
Oh, and if you want to see the wreckage photo, click the link up there.