The thought of a time-traveling car might be the stuff of legend, or at least 1985’s Back to the Future. But for two Florida business owners, it’s no tall tale.
On December 20th, a driver in Pensacola careened a Dodge Challenger muscle car into two local businesses—Advanced Tax Services and Pensacola Caskets—breaking through walls and eventually coming to a stop beyond the double doors of the building’s rear entrance.
The reason? According to police, the driver said he was attempting to “time travel.” Thankfully the driver was said to have been uninjured in the accident, and the businesses were unoccupied at the time. However, due to the severity of the impact, both offices have now been closed.
In an interview with ABC 3 WEAR, general manager Emanuel Mores said the offices “looked like a bomb went off,” with debris, computers, and chairs strewn everywhere from the crash. Mores explained he was initially angry about the incident, but then happy that no one was hurt in the process. The offices were boarded up the following morning.
In talking with the Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola Caskets co-owner Ellison Bennett reiterated Mores’ relief, saying, “if this had happened on a week day and someone had actually been in one of those cubicles, it could have been very tragic.”
Both offices plan to relocate nearby.
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