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Business Owner Fed Up After Car Crashes Into Building For 7th Time

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The owner of the Army Surplus store says cars have crashed through his shop 7 times in the last 10 years. The owner of the Army Surplus store says cars have crashed through his shop 7 times in the last 10 years.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

David Arnold says in the past 10-years, all in all 7 cars have crashed in to his Army Surplus shop on Division and Buckeye in Spokane. Arnold says of those 7, 4 cars have actually driven through his business. The latest was Tuesday night after a short police pursuit of a convicted felon who crashed in to the surplus shop. No one was hurt. Arnold says he wrote a letter to the city in 2011 after the last accident asking the city to place barriers in front of his shop. Arnold says he has had numerous conversations with city officials who have told him the city cannot put any barriers at that intersection.

KHQ reached out to the city. Brian Coddington a spokesman with the city of Spokane says the city cannot put up any barriers in front of the business because it would not comply with the Americans with Disabilities act. Coddington also says barriers in the street are also not an option because it would "impede" traffic. Coddington says the city "feels" for Arnold's issue but its hands are tied in the matter.

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