CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A failed attempt to steal a car ended when the suspect ran the car into a business.
Police responded to the call of a car crashing into a business at 3941 Hixson Pike around 6:30 PM Wednesday. Once officer got on-scene, they found the owner walking up to the vehicle in dismay of what had just happened.
According to witnesses, a suspect described as a white male with short hair wearing a red long sleeve shirt, attempted to steal the car. As he tried to drive away from the parking lot, the steering wheel locked causing him to drive into the building at 3941 Hixson Pike. The impact of the crash caused structural damage to the building and the car but no monetary value has yet been assessed.
The owner of the vehicle was advised of the crash by Big Lots employees while she was shopping. The suspect in this case was able to flee the scene prior to police arrival.
If you have any information on this suspect, call Crimestoppers at 698-3333.