A renegade street-sweeper plowed into a local business late Tuesday night.
According to Rome City Police who responded to the scene around midnight, a street-sweeper was cleaning the parking-lot of the Westside Shopping center on Shorter Avenue when its operator lost control of vehicle and fell off. The sweeper rolled into a car before backing through the storefront of the Book Rack, shattering the window and breaking a fixture within the store.
Witnesses say afterwards the unmanned sweeper was driving around in the parking lot in circles until it was stopped.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.