POINT BREEZE (KDKA) – Two people were arrested after speeding away from police and crashing into two garages and two telephone poles in Point Breeze Wednesday morning.

According to police, they were talking with a driver, asked for his ID and without warning, he drove off and crashed on Flotilla Way.

Police said when the car came to a crashing stop, the three young men inside took off running. Two were found and taken into custody after police began an immediate search of the area.

“We heard a dog barking and the driver was actually in a stairwell, hiding in a stairwell, so we got him,” Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Matthew Cornwall said. “I saw the one passenger was up on South Braddock Avenue and he was apprehended right at South Braddock.”

The third young man was not located, even after a K-9 search. Oddly enough, all three men had the same camouflage pants on. Police are trying to determine why they ran at this time.

Police said a man called Wednesday morning because the suspects’ car was blocking his driveway on East End Avenue in Point Breeze.

When police arrived, the driver initially started to cooperate.

“He provided identification, as far as registration, but it didn’t come back to him and all of a sudden he just drove away,” Sgt. Cornwall said.

The out-of-control car ended up shearing a telephone pole and smashing through two garages before hitting another telephone pole head-on.

“I heard this big noise and I thought it was just the storm,” Helena Knorr, a neighbor, said.

Knorr said her friend’s car, which had been in the garage, is now buried. Her neighbor’s garage was also damaged. But, Knorr was more worried about the people in the car, and less about the belongings.

“If this is the worst thing that happens in your life, then it’s not bad,” Knorr said.


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