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Neighbors react after driving rampage

Neighbors react after driving rampage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Residents of a Colorado Springs neighborhood are getting over the shock of a driving rampage Thursday.

Police said Pauline Cooper, 63, intentionally struck seven parked cars and attempted to hit two people with her vehicle. She eventually crashed into a nearby fence. It happened in the 900 block of Cimarron Street near Cedar Street.

On Wednesday there were still pieces of the car scattered throughout the street. Cisco Oliva's damaged van still sat in front of his house. The front of it was hit, but he isn't upset about it.

"I couldn't stop laughing. I couldn't believe this happened," he said. "It's the most comical thing that's happened to me recently."

For others it's not so amusing. They expect Cooper to pay for the damage. Police said initial estimates show a damage of about $7,500.

Meanwhile, police said Cooper remains in the hospital and will be taken to jail once she is released. A driving under the influence evaluation came out negative, according to police.

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