SUV drives into Big Daddy’s in Seneca, causing extensive damage; Repairs now made, back to business as normal

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UPDATE: Big Daddy’s SuperStop is back to business as usual Monday morning. We called to confirm. First day back to school tomorrow in Seneca and their adjusted 4-day school week, Tuesday-Friday.


SENECA, Mo. — About 11 a.m. Sunday morning Seneca Police were alerted to reports a vehicle that had driven into the front of a convenience store. Seneca Police Chief James Altic tells us an SUV jumped the curb and drove through the front doors into Big Daddy’s, 1817 Washington Street, Seneca. 

The SUV completely entered the building, knocking down displays and shelving. No one was injured. 

The cause is under investigation. The 61-year-old driver was cited for Felony property damage Ofc. J. Zimmerman told us at the scene. The man will appear in court.

At the moment the store is closed. But the gas pumps are working for credit customers only paying at the pump. Nothing is available inside the building as it is being secured.

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