MIAMI – A suspect was taken into custody Tuesday after driving a car that had been reported stolen and causing a crash that went into a Miami-Dade gym, authorities said.
According to Miami police, the department’s Tactical Robbery Unit attempted to stop the vehicle when it fled.
Shortly after, the vehicle caused a three-vehicle crash that smashed right into KO ZONE gym at the corner of Northwest 54th Street and Third Avenue, authorities said.
“Police was chasing a guy who stole a car and they were driving like crazy, and he hit another car passing by,” said KO ZONE owner Diego De Vera.
“When I was walking by, behind me, I hear the noise. And then, of course, the cars and then I saw the wall breaking apart,” trainer Tomas Garcia added.
The impact was so severe, it not only took out the concrete wall, but it also bent a metal door frame.
Police took the suspect into custody. Their identity has not been released.
De Vera said this is the fourth time a car has crashed into his business.
“I think I will have to put a barricade in front or something like that,” he said. “Thank God nothing happened.”
Authorities said a woman in a second car was trapped inside her vehicle, but they have not provided any updates on her health status.