Oh, normal Florida residents. We’re sorry that your state has such a strange reputation. But when you’ve got people like this Orlando man, who fell out of a truck on the way home from the strip club, ran over his own leg and then ran off after the truck crashed into a house, there’s not much we can do to help you.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the man, believed to be a 28-year-old Florida resident, left the Orlando’s “Dancers Royale” strip club at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday and fell out of a truck about a block down the road. The Florida Highway Patrol said the truck ran over his leg and went rolling toward a home while still in drive, crashing into it and injuring a 58-year-old woman inside.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that woman sustained minor injuries and did not make a hospital visit, and that no one else was injured. However, the woman’s son, Adrian Larrea, said in a Fox 35 Orlando interview that he would take her to the hospital later.
WFTV reports that the man took off from the scene on foot after being run over, leaving the 2016 Ford F-150 stuck in the home of some understandably unhappy residents. From the WFTV video report, which can be seen above:
“It felt like a bomb exploding,” said Larrea. “My mom sleeps right there next to the window. She would’ve been dead if that ditch wasn’t there.”
The impact knocked her out of bed, and Larrea said she has a strained neck. ...
“I’m really angry because he could’ve killed my mom and he left. He didn’t even take responsibility for it,” said Larrea.
But the man also left some identification in the truck, and the Orlando Sentinel reports that investigators want to positively identify him as the driver of the truck before releasing a name. Troopers reportedly went to the address paired with the identification and did not find him there.
The man was still on the loose as of Tuesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. On the bright side, at least we know where his truck is.
Hat tip to our dear friend Kurt!