NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) – The owner of Dancin’ J’s dance studio wants whoever is responsible for crashing into the side of her dance studio over the weekend to come forward.
“It’s heartbreaking for me. This is my dream,” said Jennifer Dudek, who owns the studio.READ MORE: UPMC: Health Information Of Some St. Margaret Patients Inappropriately Disclosed
Dudek said she was devastated when she saw the damage.
Outside, there’s a large dent in the brick wall. Inside the studio, Dudek’s largest dance floor is littered with broken mirrors, bricks and shattered glass. Dudek said a building inspector told her the building is structurally sound, so classes can continue.
“We just had to kinda rearrange our schedule and do everything in our other room,” said Dudek as she took a break from teaching a class of 2-4 year olds.
“She said that somebody almost drove a car into here,” said 7-year-old Laurel Peters, who waited for her dance class.READ MORE: Heinz Field COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Fills Additional Appointments; AHN, Dick's Sporting Goods Team Up For Clinic
Looking at the damage, Dudek said, “I can’t fathom how they drove a car after doing this much damage. We just want this person to show their face.”
North Huntingdon Police are investigating the hit-and-run. Investigators are looking for the driver of a large pickup truck, they believe is responsible.
KDKA’s Lisa Washington viewed surveillance video from a nearby business. It doesn’t show the actual crash, but there is a large pickup seen driving toward the side of the dance studio.
Anyone with information about who crashed into the side of this building is asked to call North Huntingdon Police at (724)-863-8800.MORE NEWS: State Police Give 10 Warnings To Pittsburgh Businesses Over COVID-19 Orders