LAYTON -- Zach Braegger has done all he can to repair his garage door after someone crashed a vehicle into it late Sunday night, then fled.
Braegger also performed some quick repair work to his own car, which was in the garage when the door came falling down. The impact from the moving vehicle pushed Braegger's car into several metal shelves and almost through a wall into the house.
A lot more repair work still needs to be done. Even with insurance, Zach and his wife, Cassie, are going to have to pay for a lot of the damage.
"We're out money either way," he said. "It would be nice for whoever is responsible to step up."
Police have no leads in the investigation. They know only that a vehicle crashed into Braegger's garage at 257 W. 1275 North around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, and they believe the same vehicle hit another home less than three hours later.
Jon Talbot, who lives at 80 E. 1150 North, told police he was at home sleeping when he heard the noise outside. He ran out and saw that his garage door had been hit.
The two homes are less than a half-mile from each other.
"There's no relation or connection (between the victims)," said Lt. Jason Hinojosa. "Right now, we don't think they were targeted."
Hinojosa estimated the damage done at each house was between $1,000 and $1,500.
Cassie Braegger said when she and her husband first heard the noise, they thought the metal shelves in their garage had fallen down.
They quickly went to check and were stunned by what they saw.
"We opened the door from the house into the garage and it took a few seconds to register," Cassie said.
Their garage door had been pushed in so far that their car was slammed up against the metal shelves and into the wall that divides the garage from the house.
The shelves had fallen on the car.
"If not for the shelves, our car would have come straight through into our home," Zach Braegger said.
The Braeggers ran outside and saw the tail lights of the suspect vehicle driving away. Cassie Braegger described the vehicle to police as a dark SUV.
The vehicle left behind blue paint and tire tracks at both sites, causing investigators to connect the two incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call Layton police at 801-497-8300.