Stolen car slams into home during police chase, 4 arrested

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A Miami-Dade Police chase ended with a stolen car slamming into a home, Thursday.

According to officials, four teenagers were inside of the stolen, four-door vehicle. When police attempted to stop them, the driver sped away.

After a short chase, the driver lost control, crashing through a gate and ramming into 89-year-old Sonia Richmond’s home, located at 159th Street and Northeast 17th Avenue. Richmond said she heard a loud, “pow!” Once she stepped outside, the suspects took off on foot.

“She listened to something making noise outside — boom,” said Richmond’s relative Willie Desemours.”She goes outside and she sees two people and one go there and one go there.”

Another witness, Butler Jean, said the loud noise startled him as he was laying down. “So, I am laying down in my room,” said Jean. “All I heard was a big crash and, when I ran outside, I saw five people scatter.”

According to police, the crash damaged her bedroom window, but Richmond was not injured.

All four men inside the car attempted to run away after the crash. Once police set-up a perimeter around the area, they were able to apprehend each suspected car burglar.

Richmond’s family said they are thankful she wasn’t in her garden when the car careened into the house.

All four teenagers are in police custody.

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