Police evacuate Hollywood restaurant in search of wanted man

Driver in crash ran into Moonlite Diner, got away

Courtesy of Joey Pellegrino
Courtesy of Joey Pellegrino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – First there was a crash on Interstate 95 in Hollywood on Saturday. One of the drivers ran away from the crash scene near Stirling Road and ran into a nearby restaurant. 

Police rushed to Moonlite Diner, 3500 Oakwood Blvd., and told the manager that all of the restaurants patrons had to walk out with their hands up. 

"It was very chaotic," Stefanie Posteraro said. 

A man was detained and then released, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Hollywood Police spokesman Jamie Hernandez said the suspect was not in custody. 

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