Driver flees after smashing into Plaid Pantry

Credit: Nina Mehlaf/KGW

Driver flees after smashing into Plaid Pantry

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by Nina Mehlhaf, KGW Staff

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Posted on January 2, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 1:26 PM

PORTLAND -- Police are looking for a woman who fled after two different hit-and-run crashes Thursday morning in Southeast Portland.

A red station wagon smashed right through the front doors and glass of a Plaid Pantry at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Duke Street around 4:15 a.m.  The car took out the metal door frames, windows, displays and even some food, but no people were hurt.

Then, the car traveled north on 82nd, turned at Tolman Street and veered onto the sidewalk. It sideswiped a parked car and in the process, the station wagon's wheels were also damaged.

After that, the suspect's car collided with Cameron Van Dyke's truck, which was parked outside of his house. He woke up and rushed out in his slippers to see the driver and her male passenger running away.

Van Dyke said he yelled, "You better be leaving some information" and they said "Oh yeah, we are getting our registration, we'll be right back."

Police found the passenger and questioned him, but the female driver remains on the loose.

Meantime, customers were coming by the Plaid Pantry to see if everyone was all right. "It's pretty surprising in some ways, in some ways not," said Stephanie Fredericks. "This place is always getting robbed, there was an accident right on the corner not too long ago. There's always something going on, it's very active around here."

Police haven't arrested or charged the man. And they haven't said if drugs or alcohol could have been involved in the crashes.


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