Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to work late.
That’s what Linda Becker says she was doing around 2 a.m. Saturday at her Novato, California business on Entrada Drive called Dollhouses, Trains and More.
“I heard this loud…,” she told ABC7 News reporter Elissa Harrington. “The building just shook and I thought it was an earthquake.”
What it turned out to be were the branches of a giant oak tree that had snapped and landed on top of her beloved white C5 Corvette, engulfing the car that she has owned for the past 12 years.
“It’s my baby,” she said with a forced smile.
She had become one of the victims of several days of rain that had battered the Bay Area.
Barely visible from the moss-covered limbs, her totaled Corvette suffered extensive damage, including a broken roof panel, crushed windshield frame, shattered back glass, and likely water damage to the interior from the accompanying rain.
Two other vehicles were also damaged, and the limbs broke windows, knocked merchandise off the walls, and punch several holes In the roof of the building.
With more rain on the way, Becker was in a hurry to make repairs.
“It’s important that we get the hole and things patched up, so it doesn’t get rained on. Otherwise we will have a lot of damage,” she said.
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