Sinking feeling: 911 caller reports prowler, sinkholes

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – A Florida woman called the police, because she thought she heard a prowler. She was actually hearing was the first of a number of sinkholes that have opened in Florida retirement community, moving seven people.

The Villages resident Doris Morrill, says she heard a crackling sound at about 1 pm and Thursday. The suspicion of a prowler, called the police. A few hours later, she heard a crackling sound and saw a crack on the floor of her house. Then she saw the hole opening up outside.

County Emergency Management Director Preston bowling game in which tells the Ocala Star-Banner five sinkholes have opened since Morrill.

Two houses have been convicted and two have been evacuated. Power is out for all four.


Information From: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner,

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