Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 | 2:19 p.m.
Maybe this is the lost scene in “The Hangover.” Maybe the driver was a should-be-in-retirement Clark W. Griswold.
Whatever, earlier today the driver of a Ryder delivery truck with Core-Mark International signage pulled something of a Led Zeppelin, plunging in through the out door at Planet Hollywood. Said driver was nowhere on site by the time I meandered over to the scene of debris, which was approximately 50 feet inside the P.H. south entrance off Harmon Avenue built specifically for regular vehicles. Before halting, the truck tore away several decorative metal tiles and twisted and dislodged a few metal beams holding those tiles in place. There were no apparent injuries or harm done to any animate objects.
P.H. spokeswoman Amy Sadowsky said it is rare for such an episode to take place at the hotel. She used the term “misguided” to describe the driver’s general sense of direction. Drivers making deliveries are typically aware there is a loading dock on the opposite side of the property. “For whatever reason, he went the wrong way,” she said. Cleanup continues. Details to follow, as merited. Until then, remember the Core-Mark creed: “You Can Count on Us.”
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