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Car On A Roof: California Accident Launches Vehicle Onto House (PHOTO)

First Posted: 01/05/12 03:52 PM ET Updated: 01/06/12 09:23 AM ET

He won't want to give up that parking spot.

Police in California say that a man driving a stolen vehicle at unsafe speeds struck a rock and then a tree stump before launching the car onto the rooftop of a private residence early Wednesday morning, KGPE reports.

"I thought it was an earthquake, 'cause I heard the house moving, I saw the house moving," said Jeanell Ricks, who was inside the home babysitting her nephew.

Landlord Gary Brar got a call that there was a car on top of his building, but he thought it was a joke.

"I got a phone call this morning that there's a car on top of your property, and I couldn't believe it," Brar told KGPE. "I had to actually go online to see it and still couldn't believe it thats why I'm over here checking it out,"

Police said that 25-year-old Benjamin Tucker, the driver, attempted to flee the crash. Authorities located him at his ex-girlfriend's house, according to the Associated Press.

Tucker, who already had an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon and making terrorist threats, is charged with auto theft, a hit and run, and fleeing from police.

Nobody was seriously injured in the accident, CBS reports. A towing company used a crane to lower the car, The AP says.