Police Pursuit Ends When Car Slams Into Miami Home

Suspects flee scene on foot after stolen car goes airborne and crashes into home

A high-speed police pursuit of a stolen Corvette ended when the car went airborne and slammed into the side of a house late Tuesday night, authorities said.

The chase began in Opa-locka when undercover officers spotted the stolen car in the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and 62nd Street, Miami Police spokesman Det. Willie Moreno said.

The occupant or occupants of the car spotted the undercover officers and started to flee, and a high-speed chase ensued, Moreno said.

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At one point, the car went over some railroad tracks, causing it to go airborne and hit the house in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue and 74th Street.

"This vehicle became airborne as it went over a little hill, the railroad tracks, and once it became airborne, coming back on to the ground, it lost total control and started spinning out of control," Moreno said.

Richard Campbell was inside the home at the time of the crash, watching a movie with his dog when he heard what sounded like an explosion.

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"I was very fortunate because I do believe in the supernatural spirit and he allowed me to go back there and watch a movie instead of being in the kitchen," Campbell said.

Campbell and his dog weren't injured, but the crash left the home with a lot of damage and the mangled car sitting in his yard. The occupants of the car were able to flee the scene on foot, Moreno said.

"This is amazing that the occupants inside this vehicle were able to flee on foot, and apparently didn't receive any serious injuries," Moreno said.

Campbell said he has plans to move into an apartment.

Police are looking for the occupant or occupants of the car and are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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