When you watch this video, you might want to give the driver of the vehicle the award for worst driver. Or maybe you’ll wonder if a higher power was intent on not letting this attempted domestic abuser from getting away.
ABC News reports on surveillance video that caught one Tennessee man chasing his girlfriend with an SUV. But “chasing” may sound rather timid compared to what he did, which was drive his truck through the wall of a convenience store in order to try and run her down. He failed. In fact, he even failed at the attempted escape when he stole a store patron’s car and then crashed it into a bread truck just seconds later:
Thankfully the convenience store owner, the man seen actually getting hit by the truck in the store, is alive. The driver, 41-year-old Erik Whitaker was chasing his ex-girlfriend Laquisha Dansby, whom police officials say he was in a domestic dispute with.
In the chaos that ensued, Whitaker attempted to escape in the SUV of Andrea Kreisel, which she left running outside after she rushed to survey the aftermath of the original crash.
Whitaker did not get very far, though. He crashed Kriesel’s SUV head-on into a bread delivery truck while exiting the gas station parking lot. ABC News reports that Whitaker was taken by helicotper from the scene to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he remains in critical but stable condition.
Local police say he will face charges that include attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and theft.