Ice block crashes through Naples roof

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NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- A man and four dogs were nearly crushed after a huge block of ice crashed through his roof on Sunday.

Joe, who did not want to give his last name, was outside his Morningside Drive home on Sunday when he heard an explosion, then saw what appeared to be white spray coming from his roof.

Inside the home, his business partner, Gary, was sipping a cup of coffee. The ice block, estimated to be 25 to 30 pounds, landed right in front of him on the living room floor.

Shocked and frightened, the men contacted the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, then put the ice block in a freezer. Investigators, along with a pilot, submitted a portion of the ice to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Joe believes the ice block either came from an aircraft or is a megacryometeor, which is sometimes called a huge hailstone, but does not need to form during a thunderstorm.

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