Silverio Acosta said he dialed 911 after he heard a loud boom around 2 a.m. at his home off Gaskins Rd. near Peppertree Dr.
When Acosta went outside to see what happened, he found pieces of his fence, which butts up to Gaskins Rd., scattered throughout his yard.
“It was dark, but it’s clear from here I saw one person trying to fight to get out of the car,” Acosta said.
That’s when Acosta said he saw a man pick up and smash pieces of wood against the fence “because he was angry.”
Police said the SUV, which was left at the accident scene, took out a 20-foot section of the fence.
Multiple police sources told CBS 6 News that the vehicle belongs to former NBA All-Star Ben Wallace.
Henrico police, who are investigating the wreck as a felony hit-and-run, would not confirm on the record that the vehicle belongs to Wallace.
Acosta said he would not have recognized Wallace since he is not a basketball fan. He said the man was very tall, but admitted that he could not see the fleeing driver’s face.
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