Stolen PT Cruiser slams into St. Pete home

- It was a rude awakening for one Bay area woman and her boyfriend early Wednesday morning, when a stolen car came barreling into their home.

It happened in the 400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North sometime around 3 a.m.

“We were sleeping and all the sudden we heard a huge bang and glass breaking, and I started screaming and my boyfriend got up and ran to the window,” explained Danielle Weston. “We came outside and there was a car that crashed into the house.”

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said the silver PT Cruiser hit a stop sign before the crash, and ended up dragging the sign through one of the windows before taking out the couple’s chimney.

Weston said her dogs usually sleep near the wall damaged by the car, but they happened to move before the incident.

A neighbor later said they spotted between three and five suspects running from the scene after the crash.

Detectives said the car was stolen out of Safety Harbor, and the owners were not yet aware.

The search continues for the suspects involved.
 

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