It's eerily ironic that this happened in a cemetery, and perhaps this car owner would have been better off had a ghost taken the wheel.
Port Washington police responded to the cemetery near 510 W. Beutel Rd., according to a police report. It was 1:54 a.m. March 20.
A car, a 2000 Cadillac Deville, had been stuck in the snow on the cemetery roadway, the report said, and the driver had devised the following plan to get out: place a heavy object on the accelator, and push.
The driver, outside of the car with the heavy object in place, pushed the car backward out of the snowbank, the report said. The car then "rapidly accelerated backward with no driver at the controls."
The car hit a "number of cemetery markers before coming to rest on top of a concrete marker," the report said.
May that Cadillac rest in peace?
More from the reports:
- Shots, shots, shots: A 16-year-old Port Washington High School student recieved a citation for underage possession of alcohol at 11:21 a.m. March 20 after a tip was received that she had booze in her locker, the report said. Four 50-ml bottles were found.
- Bad spot for a smoke break: A 15-year-old high school student was cited at 12:27 p.m. March 21 for possession of tobacco after he was observed using smokeless tobacco when in the lunch room at the school.