Driver flees after crashing into home
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Deputies are searching for the subject behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle that crashed into a home Friday morning.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene, located at Northwest First Terrace and 21st Avenue.
The vehicle caused major damage to the side of the home. It has since been boarded up.
The homeowner was not inside his home at the time of the crash. His 20-year-old son was sleeping inside a back bedroom, but luckily, no one was injured. "It sounded like a bomb. You know, like a small bomb, like a boom! and that's it," said a neighbor who heard the crash from his home.
Deputies believe when the gold Saturn was reported stolen, the suspect crashed into the home and fled the scene on foot. "We have not found that suspect yet, and we are asking the public for their help in locating this person," said BSO spokesperson Gina Carter.
"It's early in the morning, so you don't know who's in the house, what could happen. Anyone could have been in the house, and they got lucky," said neighbor Eric Desamours.
Desamours said the driver hit his mail box before he crashed into the home. "I heard my little brother screaming, so when I came outside, our mailbox was gone. They ran over our mailbox, and then, when I came outside, and I saw the car inside the house, it was about 7:30 a.m."
"That's a great thing. Everybody home. Everybody is safe. Everybody is alive," said Mike Johnson, who heard the crash.
No injuries were reported.
If you have any information on the driver who fled the scene, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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