Driver crashes into Fort Lauderdale carpet store, runs away

Police search for driver

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A car crashed into a carpet store Sunday morning in Fort Lauderdale and then took off running, city police said.

The crash took place at Paul’s Carpet & Floor at the intersection of Northeast 13th Avenue and Seventh Street.

"I heard a big boom and I come out to the corner, and there were some people walking their dog and they said 'Oh my God, we were trying to help the guy get out the car; he got out the car and ran,'" Dwight Isaacs, a witness, said. 

Isaacs said the car was lodged on its side between a lamp post and a building.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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