A Federal Express delivery truck knocked over a small camera crane in front of Sonoma's City Hall Tuesday afternoon.
Used as a "camera boom" to elevate a movie camera and its operator, the crane belongs to Elle Pictures, which has been filming scenes of "The Animal" in downtown Sonoma this week.
The film crew shot scenes in front of City Hall on Monday, and had moved across Plaza park to First Street West on Tuesday. Not needed for Tuesday's filming, the crane was covered with plastic to protect it from any rain, and parked on the edge of the horseshoe-shaped driveway leading up to City Hall.
At about 1 p.m., the delivery truck driven by John Silva, 29, of Santa Rosa, attempted to enter the driveway, where movie crew members Brigitte Jones, 37, of Concord, was sitting in her stopped car.
Silva attempted to maneuver around Jones' car, and accidentally struck the crane, toppling it over. No official value for the cost of the crane has been filed yet, said a spokeswoman for the Sonoma Police Department.
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