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Police: Human 'pinball machine' makes mess of Lafayette trailer park

Adrian Shaffer, 30, allegedly hid in a Dumpster after foot chase by police

By John Aguilar, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 05/05/2010 03:51:05 PM MDT

A man described by Lafayette police as a “pinball machine” is accused of smashing his van into a fence, a pickup truck and three mobile homes over the weekend.

Police said Adrian Joseph Shaffer, 30, drove his 1990 Chevy Astro into Banecks Mobile Home Park Sunday evening accompanied by two girls, one 10 and the other 8. He proceeded to ram a chain-link fence, a concrete culvert and a parked pickup truck, before crashing into three trailers.

“He appeared to be doing it deliberately, not accidentally,” Lafayette police Cmdr. Mark Battersby said.

After hitting the third home and totaling his vehicle, Shaffer bailed out of his van and ran down South Public Road, Battersby said. When police caught up to him and were about to


Added: May-6-2010 Occurred On: May-5-2010
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