Prosecutors say that wasn't the case.
Behind the wheel was 51-year-old Barry Swegle, who's accused of destroying three homes with a bulldozer during a rampage brought on by a fight with his neighbor.
Other neighbors immediately called 911 to report the bizarre situation.
"Now he's backing right over my truck, right over the back of my new diesel pickup, right over the top of it," one caller said.
Home video of the rampage recently obtained by ABC News shows just how destructive the rampage was.
Investigators say Swegle was apparently motivated by a long-running property-line dispute with his neighbor, Dan Andrews.
"He'd knock it down, we'd go put it back. He'd knock it down, we'd go put it back," Andrews said.
Swegle has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of first-degree burglary with a deadly weapon - "to wit, a bulldozer" - and four counts of first-degree malicious mischief.
He's currently being held at the Clallam County Jail on $1 million bail.