Butte Falls, OR- The patrons of Waffles "N" Gravy & More on Pine Street were jolted awake by more than owner Maryann Caskey's coffee yesterday morning. A car driven by Bobby Pardue, 33, from nearby Medford, crashed right through the front window of the popular eating establishment during breakfast hours.
"I was behind the counter making coffee when I heard this frightening crash and I turned around to see the front of a car where one of my windows used to be," said Caskey, " I was in complete shock, I stood there, coffee pot in hand, just staring at this incredible scene."
Amazingly, no one was injured.
Pardue emerged unscathed from the '93 Reliant K car, brushed himself off, grabbed a menu from the rack and sat down in a booth where he signaled for the waitress.
"I've been hearing about the breakfast at this place for a long time, so I decided to give it a try since I was in the area," said Pardue," I have to say, I was not impressed. It took forever to get the waitress to come over, and an eternity to get the food. The meal was terrible, and I'm being generous when I say that. How the hell do you mess up pancakes for Christ's sake? Very, very disappointing. It ruined my entire day, I'm so sorry I wasted my time."
Caskey estimates the damage to be about $25,000 and will need to close up for several days while the repairs are made, which will also cost her in lost revenue.
"What an absolute jerk! He ruins my business, and not only doesn't he apologize, he complains about the food and the service. I guess you have to consider the source. His taste for good food is right up there with his superior driving skills," said Caskey.