An Orlando, Florida family returned home from dinner last night and soon received a knock on the door. To their surprise, upon opening the door, in burst an armed criminal set on robbing them.
The home invader demanded cash and then snatched the keys to the family car. He sped away in the stolen vehicle as the family phoned police.
Several hours later, Orlando police received a report of two semi-downed power line poles in another part of town. Turns out, the thief had wrecked the family’s car into the poles, leaving over a thousand Orlando Utilities Commission customers without power.
Undeterred, the criminal somehow managed to leave the scene in the stolen car and drive to a nearby drive-thru restaurant. Police located and tried to apprehend him there, but he took off in the car, leading police officers on a brief chase before losing control and crashing again. After being freed from damaged the vehicle, the crook was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The homeowners will have to file an insurance claim in order to have their vehicle repaired. There is a chance it may be totaled.
Most home alarm systems come with a panic button that can be triggered in the event of a home invasion robbery. This not only initiates a loud siren to scare away the criminal, it also alerts the alarm monitoring center to dispatch police. The dispatch time with a home security system is often substantially faster than picking up the phone and dialing 9-1-1.