Chunk leaves gaping hole in roof, damages car
The chunk of ice punctured the roof, two floors and damaged a car in the garage

Neighbors are flocking to one Modesto home after a large chunk of ice fell from the sky and landed on the garage Wednesday morning.

"It sounded so loud so it must have been traveling pretty fast," said Lisa Lawrence. She was sitting outside her home on Briggs Avenue around 11 a.m. when she saw something unusual.

"It looked like a garbage bag flying in the air," she said. "I looked up at it, and it was a big old ball of ice, bigger than a basketball and I watched it go down and it went off like a bomb."

That block of ice landed just a few doors down, slamming straight into a roof on Ackerman Way, eventually ending up on the bumper of a car.

A woman and her daughter were in the living room at the time when they heard a loud crash. Startled by the noise, they came outside and realized they were just feet away from getting hit.

The falling ice left a gaping hole in the roof, and damaged the car.

Most of the ice had melted away as the temperatures soared, but Lawrence held onto a piece of the cool keepsake.

"One guy said maybe it came from a jet plane ... from a toilet or something, but it wasn't yellow or anything. Yeah, I'd like to know where it came from," Lawrence said.

KCRA 3 contacted the Federal Aviation Administration for any answers, only to learn the agency recommends the homeowner share the incident and the evidence with the Fresno flight standards district office.

KCRA 3 chief meteorologist Mark Finan said hail can also be ruled out.

Family members said they made calls to the city and was asked to file a claim.

The landlord is expected to make repairs this week.