Boulder crashes into home; rolls through living room and ends up in bedroom

A woman in Hawaii had a rocky start to her night on Saturday.

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A five-foot-in-diameter boulder rolled onto her property, crashed through her living room wall and broke through another wall before coming to rest in her bedroom, Hawaii News Now reported.

A car was also damaged in the incident.

The unwanted house guest was captured on a security camera.

Luckily, no one in the home was hurt, CNN reported.

Caroline Sasaki was getting ready to watch television in her living room when the boulder made its entrance, narrowly missing her, CNN reported.

Officials are not sure what started the big rock rolling but there were several days of heavy rain, Hawaii News Now reported.

City department and permitting inspectors visited the site on Monday to take a look at the area as a cement wall was erected in recent years to help hold back the looming hillside.

The land above where the boulder is believed to have come from is privately owned, Hawaii News Now reported.

Homeowners below the hillside said they hadn’t seen any boulders before development was started, but at least three boulders have fallen recently, KHON reported.

Sasaki actually lived in the area before moving back into the neighborhood a week ago.

“We lived in this same location. We just knocked down the old house and rebuilt it; and it’s never happened before, heavy rain and hurricane warnings nothing. So, no rocks ever came down,” Sasaki told KHON. “We’ve had some issues with them carving the mountain, and I don’t know if that’s the cause.”

But the owner of the development above Sasaki’s home said his project is not responsible for the falling rocks.

“Not at all, this is from way above, I looked at one of those rocks about 50 feet away from on top of the property and landed over there and then made its way down here,” Bingning Li told KHON. “So it hit one of the cables that was supposed to stop it and the cable snapped. That took a lot of energy away otherwise this damage would be way more.”

Still, he told the news station that he’s bringing in engineers to look at the project and reinforce a barrier wall.

Another homeowner said a smaller 2-foot boulder hit his retaining wall but didn’t come onto his property.





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