It’s a scene neighbors are still talking about, but it’s one Henrietta Leopard can’t picture even though there was a car is in her bedroom.
Leopard said her room was pitch black last Wednesday.
"What I remember is everyone falling down on my head,” she said. “Didn't know what was happening. I didn't know if I was alive. I started praying."
Greenville Police say Alexander Hill is what happened.
Hill stole a car the night before and during a brief chase with officers Wednesday morning, went off the road here, and crashed into Leopard’s bedroom.
Leopard says God gave her the strength to get out of her bed.
"I started crawling and it was pitch dark. I couldn't breathe,” said Leopard, “I start pushing and getting down the hall and praying."
She says she got to her door when an officer found her.
"He helped me get out but it's by God's mercy and grace that I got out,” said Leopard. “That's the only way I got out,"
Hill was taken to the hospital and is facing several charges including auto theft. The cyclist he hit whose leg was amputated that day is still recovering in the hospital.
Despite having to live with other family for the time being while a construction crew is set to repair her building, Leopard says she is not having any ill feelings towards hill.
"I pray to God to save his soul and that he repents for what he's done,” she said.
A GoFundMe is set up to help Leopard with medical expenses. Click here.
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