CLEVELAND — A driver who crashed into a church on Cleveland’s East Side on Friday morning ran off with the car's bumper and plate still attached and hid it behind a dumpster, according to the police.
Officers and fire personnel responded to Wilson United Methodist Church, 9226 St. Clair Avenue, for a car into a building. According to an officer at the scene, the speedometer was stuck at 90 mph.
A witness told officers that the driver was attempting to pull the license plate off the rear bumper but was unable to get just the plate off so he ran off with the bumper and hid it behind a dumpster.
Police, guided perhaps by divine intervention, located the bumper and the plate behind the dumpster.
The crash caused damage to the church’s windows, building and perimeter fence.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.
You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.