Car crashes into home while fleeing police

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By:Erin Lisch
May 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Imagine seeing a car smashed into the side of your home, that the reality for one Tallahassee family.

It all happened this afternoon near FAMU’s campus on Kissimmee Street.

This all stemming from the car fleeing from police trying to stop the two people inside for a potential drug violation. That's when things really got out of hand, they lost control and slammed into the home.

Law enforcement still searching for the people responsible.

Inside of her home on Friday on Kissimmee Street Jackie Rollins said, "I heard this loud crash, and I said God dog."

Jackie Rollins figuring out the sound coming from next door where her nephew lives.

Rollins saying a person went running through her yard right past her, she saw that a car was smashed into her nephew’s house.

"I saw somebody looking like coming through the bushes back there, and I said oh lord have mercy, that was a hit and run."

The main damage, to the foundation and water heater.

The homeowner at work during the crash says he's thankful none of his children were inside

Living at the home for 12 years Cerrone Rollins said, "Ah man it's terrifying, just knowing that they play back in that room all the time, this is where they sleep, where they lay and watch TV, ya know."

No one injured, but now they want justice.

"I'm all over that, they need to be caught," said Jackie Rollins.

"What goes around comes around," said Cerrone Rollins.

Red Cross did come by and assess the damage

TPD says they're looking for a male and female, both African American in their twenties.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- An officer with the Tallahassee Police Department was attempting to stop a vehicle for a possible drug violation when the vehicle fled the scene and crashed into a home.

The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. near Kissimmee Street and Mills Street.

The car fled from the patrol officer and continued on Kissimmee Street where it lost control and crashed into a home.

TPD says the driver and the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and are at large at this time.

Lt. Grady Jordan with the Leon County Sheriff's Office says they are searching for two suspects, a black male and a black female, both in their early twenties.

Officers say no one inside the home was injured, but the family will be displaced. The foundation of the home was compromised due to the crash and city workers have shut off all utilities to the home.

TPD officers are continuing to search for the suspects in the crash and are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200.




 
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