Car slams into family's home

Angelica Samperio and her family got a frightening wake-up call early Friday morning.  The driver of a white Lincoln plowed right through the exterior cinder block wall.

The car came to rest in the living room, the front bumper knocking out the family's back window. Samperio jumped out of bed to see what was going on.  

"It sounded like a plane hit our house.  We couldn't see anything. It was smoke from the car the rubble. 12:08:51 and then the alarm going off and the lights," said Samperio. 

She says it was complete chaos.  She, two other adults, and two young children were stuck -- the car was blocking the hallway back to their bedrooms.  Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol say the driver of the Lincoln ran off, leaving a stolen gun behind in the car and a huge mess in the house.  

The family's Christmas tree completely flattened, presents crushed, and motor oil leaked all over their floor.  That's not even the worst of it.  A load bearing wall was left badly damaged so code enforcement condemned the home.  

"We're basically homeless," said Samperio.  

This is the first time that a car has run up on their property crashing into something in the eight years they've owned the home.  Samperio tells the news station that on two separate occasions cars have slammed into the large trees in their front yard, someone else slammed into the mailbox, and now the living room.

The family fears that if nothing is done, next time someone comes crashing onto their property someone will get killed. The family would like to see speed bumps put in at the end of West Moreland to slow cars down and force drivers to pay attention.  

A county spokesperson tells The News Station that their roads division will look into the situation.