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Saturday, December 3, 2011
December 1, 2011 11:20 PM
PLYMOUTH (CBS) – A solid piece of metal crashed through the roof of a Plymouth furniture warehouse on Thursday. Investigators say the debris appears to have fallen from the sky, but it did not come from a plane.
Michael Facchini, the owner of Michael’s Wholesale Furniture Distributors found the 3-5 lb. chunk of debris on the floor of his building off Camelot Drive.
Facchini also discovered a hole in the roof of the building.
“Looked up, the ceiling had a big hole,” he told WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran. “One of the workers came by and noticed the office was a mess and asked if I knew what happened then I looked and saw metal and figured it came from high above.”
No one was hurt by the falling debris.
The FAA has sent an inspector to Plymouth to help investigators.
They are now tasked with trying to figure out where the metal came from.
Officials originally suspected that it could have fallen off of a passing plane, but they have since ruled out that possibility.
“We have no idea what it is. At this point, we can only speculate. No clue,” said Plymouth police Capt. John Rogers. “This would have had to come through with some significant force or velocity to get through the warehouse roof and cause damage.”
At Michael’s Wholesale Furniture Distributors, the fact no one was hurt has employees counting their lucky stars. In fact, they say they’re going to play the lottery tonight after surviving this strange event.
WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran contributed to this report.