CRIME

Man Trying To 'Enter Time Portal' Crashes Speeding Car Into Store, Cops Say

Where this man was going, he didn't need roads.
Police say a Tennessee man drove his car straight through a Florida business, later telling officers that he was trying
Police say a Tennessee man drove his car straight through a Florida business, later telling officers that he was trying to "enter a time portal."

Florida police say a 40-year-old Nashville man was attempting to “enter a time portal” Sunday morning, just like Marty McFly, when he crashed his Dodge Challenger through the brick wall of a Pensacola store.

Problem was, he wasn't driving a DeLorean time machine and this is real life, not "Back to the Future." 

When officers caught up with the driver at the scene they noted that the driver was wearing a seatbelt and uninjured, though he was was allegedly rattling off some lines about time travel.

The 40-year-old, who was taken for a mental evaluation, managed to break through the business' back wall.
The 40-year-old, who was taken for a mental evaluation, managed to break through the business' back wall.

The building was empty at the time of the collision and no other injuries were reported, police said.

Speaking with an officer, the driver “stated that he was driving at high speeds on the interstate in an attempt to enter a time portal," according to a crash report obtained by the Huffington Post.

The driver allegedly went on to say “that he did not leave the time portal until the crash occurred.”

Debris from behind the Advance Tax Services business, where the collision occured, is seen.
Debris from behind the Advance Tax Services business, where the collision occured, is seen.

Ellison Bennett, who owns a business next to the Advance Tax Services business, where the crash occurred, said they were fortunate.

"If this had happened on a weekday and someone had actually been in one of those cubicles, it could have been very tragic," she told the Pensacola News Journal.

Police said the man was driving to see his daughter in Pace. He was cited for careless driving and failure to provide proof of insurance at a crash, before being taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.

Drug and alcohol use were not suspected.

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