ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – An antique shop in St. Augustine is open for business after a vehicle crash through the storefront early Sunday morning.
A viewer, who said the noise of the crash woke him up about 3 a.m., sent News4Jax photos and videos of the aftermath. The footage shows a Toyota Venza lodged halfway inside Antiques and Things on the corner of San Marco Avenue Cincinnati Avenue as police investigated the scene.
Bob Kolatac, the owner of Antiques and Things, told News4Jax that he learned of the crash about 3:30 a.m. and when he arrived at his store about 10 minutes later, police were still at the scene but the vehicle was already gone.
“They said it was a kids joy ride and they couldn’t negotiate the turn down this street here and went into this building,” Kolatac said Sunday. “They were coming down here and the police were following them and they saw the police and they stepped on the gas. It was a 14- or 15-year-old kid. Nobody got hurt and they caught the kids."