Police chase ends with car crash into home
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A homeowner is speaking out when a car crashed into his home after a police chase.
Richard Turner looks at his home is disbelief. "This has got to be just a nightmare, and I want to wake up in a few minutes and everything will be back to normal," said Turner.
Turner was in bed Tuesday night when the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed into his home. "I had the TV on and I was working on my tablet and all of a sudden there was an explosion," said Turner. "And everything went dark. I had chunks of concrete and dirt all over me."
"It sounded like a train hit something you know?", said a neighbor. "And then there was a shattering noise. It was a loud bang. You know, like a dynamite."
The driver was being chased by police. The man then fled on foot but a neighbor stopped the man. "I turned into the dog bounty hunter for a minute, and I chased him down the road and I told him, 'You're not going to out run me, so you better stop now,'" said Ryan Tate.
Minutes later police arrived on the scene and arrested two men. The car was then towed out of Turner's home.
Turner said God was looking out for him tonight. "God saved my life once and indeed now and all I can say it that God saved my like again. Thank you dear Lord God," said Turner.
Turner's home has been boarded up and declared unsafe. He must now stay at a local motel. while the two suspects remain in jail.
Twenty-one year old, Ed Philo was the accused passenger in the stolen 1997 Cadillac El Dorado. 22-year-old Strockson Delpum was the accused thief and driver. He was charged with grand theft auto, improper standing at a stopping parking, fleeing at a high speed, dismaying a stop sign, driving on the wrong side of the road, leaving the scene of an accident, and resisting arrest.
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