A woman upset with her husband made good on a threat and drove their new car into the business where the couple worked. But it's who she left at home which could land her in more trouble.
Jason Rachaphoumy stops by the St. Andrews Market, at 1725 St. Andrews Dr., quite often as he makes his daily run. He was shocked to see the side of the building boarded up, and wondered what happened.
"Yes, it's surprising - especially in this part of Murfreesboro," Rachaphoumy said.
According to Murfreesboro police, Melissa Shah, who worked at the market, allegedly sent text messages to her husband threatening to drive the couple's $30,000 car into the business.
She made good on the threat around 10 p.m. last night and crashed into the side of the business.
The crash caused a water pipe to rupture. After it was repaired this morning, the market opened for business.
According to the police report, Shah left her three children home alone. The Department of Children Services was contacted and a case worker granted temporary custody to the children's aunt.
"I think she's not responsible," Rachaphoumy said. "You should never leave your kids alone. You're taking a dangerous risk for your family."
Shah was taken to the Middle Tennessee Medical Center where at last check she was in critical condition.
She is facing vandalism charges, and possibly child neglect for leaving her children unsupervised.