Stolen Car Smashes Into Parked Cars - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Stolen Car Smashes Into Parked Cars



    Residents wake up to find their vehicles wrecked by two men in a stolen car. NBC10's Katy Zachry talks to victims. (Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013)

    A wild joyride in a stolen car left residents along one street cleaning up the mess and calling their insurance agents this morning.

    Two men in a stolen vehicle smashed into cars parked along the 4500 block of Griscom Street in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood around 2 a.m. as they tried to elude police.

    Officers were chasing two men in a stolen Nissan when the fleeing suspects crashed into at least five cars. When the stolen car stopped the suspect got out and ran away on foot.The suspects got out of their car and fled on foot.

    The damage was done -- crushed metal, doors broken off and even wheels pushed in on some of the parked vehicles.

    “It pushed the car onto the sidewalk and tore all this off, these are the doors,” said car owner Jeffrey Joyner as he showed off his damaged car. One of Jones’ doors was found across the street.

    Resident Robert Ramos had two cars wrecked including a Ford F-150 pickup truck that had its rear tire pushed crushed inwards by the small car.

    “The truck with emergency brake on moved that far? They were moving pretty fast,” Ramos told NBC10.

    The hit-and-run suspects got away. Anyone with information should contact Philadelphia Police.


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