FLORAL PARK, N.Y. (PIX11) — A family was abruptly awakened when a driver in a stolen car crashed into their Long Island home Tuesday morning, officials said.
The vehicle barreled through the home at 152 Arthur Ave. in Floral Park at around 8:22 a.m., police said. There were no injuries.
Satee Birmingham and her son were sleeping when the mom heard a loud noise she initially thought was a bomb.
“I heard the big bang and woke up and saw everything crashed in the dresser and fell on the bed. I was on the bed,” she said.
The car owner left the white Veloster running on Hill Road in Elmont before going to grab a coffee. The suspect then jumped in and went for a joy ride before crashing through the front of the home, police said.
The owner’s daughter flagged down an officer for help when the cop told her the stolen vehicle was in the house.
After the crash, the suspect ran from the scene, leaving behind an undrivable car and an unlivable house. Police said the suspect was a teenager dressed in a dark-colored sweatshirt.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1–800–244-TIPS or dial 911. All callers will remain anonymous.