Two Fallen Trees, Two Smashed Cars, Same Guy

WEST SACRAMENTO -- The most recent storm to hammer the Sacramento region seemed to have it out for one person in particular -- Gerogiy Karpekin.

"You know, life's full of peaks and valleys, man," Karpekin told FOX40.

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Karpekin was at Sacramento City College Wednesday evening when the winds picked up. He later found out he'd need a ride home from the Land Park-area campus.

"I walked up to my truck and I saw it was 'taco'd' around a tree," he said.

Karpekin's use of "taco" as a verb is apt, because his Ford F-150 now resembles the shape of a taco shell after a giant eucalyptus tree fell right in the middle of it.

img_3377After his truck was destroyed, Karpekin didn't expect to come home to West Sacramento to find another tree on another car.

"Yeah, and then I come home and two other cars, huh? My luck. I bought a lottery ticket. It didn't win, but..." Karpekin told FOX40. "I feel like I'm the luckiest guy. Why? I came out alive. Everything is fine. My insurance is covering it. There's no other way to look at it, right?"

And that's the thing about a sunny disposition. They show up best against a backdrop of storm clouds.