East Austin's 'Little Free Pantry' destroyed by out-of-control truck


    Days after a vandal struck East Austin's 'Little Free Pantry,' a truck plowed through the newly repaired donation box. (CBS Austin)

    Days after a vandal struck East Austin's 'Little Free Pantry,' a truck plowed through the newly repaired donation box.

    The Little Free Pantry first went up last summer off Cameron Road just east of I-35.

    On Sunday, the owner, Jenny Lorraine, recorded a man partially destroying it with a metal rod.

    Neighbor's helped repair and restock it. But Thursday morning, Lorraine says a truck lost control on Cameron Road and came crashing through the pantry.

    "Me and the babies were inside and if he had kept going maybe 10 feet we would have been hit," she said.

    Lorraine says the driver first narrowly missed crashing into a woman. On top of destroying the pantry, the truck took out a fire hydrant, part of her fence, and a street sign before speeding off.

    Police found the truck near Reagan High School with no driver inside.

    Lorraine says she plans to rebuild the pantry.

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