Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

The man, who told police he wanted to “take a trip back in time,” crashed his Dodge Challenger into a mall on the North Davis Highway in Pensacola earlier this week.

The vehicle passed through the traffic lights at the intersection of North Davis Highway and West Fairfield Drive at approximately 10:50 a.m. and passed through the main entrance of Advance Tax Services. The car zipped through the center of the building and stopped at the double doors at the back entrance to the building.

The unidentified driver was not injured but was taken to the local center for a check. No charges have yet been filed, according to a Pensacola Police Department press release.

Sergeant. Marthez Lawrence said there was no one in the building at the time of the accident.

Allison Bennett, co-owner of Pensacola Caskets, which is adjacent to Advance Tax Services, is awaiting permission to re-enter her business.

“They said the building was unstable on the back,” he said. “They told us not to return at all until the entire building has been cleared for security purposes.”

On Sunday afternoon, office rubbish, including computers and vacuum cleaners, were scattered all over the place.

“If it happened on a weekday and someone was actually in one of these booths, it could be very tragic,” Bennett said.