After bathroom terror, misfortune follows West Little River resident

Tow truck driver, car burglars cause havoc in neighborhood

By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Yoanys Torres said he was using the bathroom sink when he heard a terrifying loud noise. It was about 4:30 a.m. Before he had time to react, there was a second "Bang!" Part of his shower's wall crumbled.

It turns out the visit to the bathroom could have cost him his life. The driver of a tow truck had come to a crashing halt feet away from him, after crashing into his brand-new Hyundai. 

As if the Saturday morning crash wasn't costly enough, Torres said two burglars stole expensive tools from his car Tuesday morning. Surveillance video shows a man rummaging through the trunk. 

Torres' neighbor, Dienil Camejo, was grateful no one was injured when the driver of the tow truck lost control near the intersection of Northwest 81st Street and Northwest 10th Court in Miami-Dade County's West Little River neighborhood. 

Camejo said the burglary concerned him. Before crashing into the new car and the home, the driver of the tow truck had plowed through a palm tree and Camejo's fence. He said that he was still trying to figure out how to come up with the money to replace it.

Camejo said he wants the burglars caught. Torres' neighbors are asking anyone with information about the burglars to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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