RANDOLPH (CBS) – A carjacking and police pursuit ended when a teenager crashed into a Randolph home late Wednesday night.
Massachusetts State Police say an Acura was taken from the parking lot of the Walmart on Route 28 in Avon just before 10 p.m. The victim of the carjacking, a 22-year-old, told police he had been approached by three young men while he was sitting in his car.READ MORE: 'Scariest Thing Ever': Allegiant Airplane Blows Out Tire After Rough Landing At Logan
One of the suspects showed him a handgun and a second punched him in the face, police said. The three then pulled the driver out of the car and drove off northbound on Route 28, according to investigators.
Around 10:30 p.m. a state police sergeant spotted the car. The sergeant went after the driver, a 16-year-old from Providence, until the teen crashed into a house on North Main Street in Randolph. The sergeant took him into custody and the mangled Acura was towed away.
Police said the 16-year-old was the only person in the stolen car. They’re still looking for the other two. No one was hurt in the crash.
Homeowner Tom Mallon told WBZ-TV he having a quiet night reading a book when the car hit his house.
“I was laying in my bed in that room and next thing you hear is a loud screech, and boom, the windows shattered, and I was thrown out of the bed,” Mallon said. “I came out, there were five or six cops in the yard with their guns drawn, screaming at me to get back in the house, because they’re trying to get the suspects out of the car.”READ MORE: Male In Norwood Shot Multiple Times, Taken By MedFlight To Boston Hospital
Neighbors heard the loud crash too.
“All the sudden, I hear this huge, like, a bomb going off,” one said.
The crash caused extensive damage to Mallon’s home. He says his wife, 11-year-old daughter and his parents were all shaken up, especially when learning the connection to the carjacking.
“It went through the deck, and cracked the wall, shattered the windows, cracked some ceilings and cracked the floors and the foundation,” Mallon said. “We were very scared. Lucky he wasn’t able to get out of the car before the cops got there.”
The Mallons are left with a mess, but Tom said he feels lucky to be okay, since he was inches away from being hurt.
“If I was on the other side of the bed, I probably would have been in the hospital,” he said.MORE NEWS: Jeff Coombs, Abington Man Killed On 9/11, Honored With Final Memorial Road Race
The teen faces several charges including larceny of a motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He was released to a relative and will be arraigned in Norfolk Juvenile Court at a later date.