Carjacking suspect does doughnuts before fleeing, crashing
Adding insult to injury, a 30-year-old Hollywood man not only is accused of stealing a woman’s car on Tuesday but he did doughnuts in front of her before speeding away and crashing, Hollywood Police said.
Damian Gingerich found Shayla Marie Briggs’ car idling outside the Lalani Grocery at 2412 Taylor Street, around 6:33 p.m., and he got in. Briggs ran outside to find Gingerich smiling, revving the engine and driving the car in circles on the street before speeding away, according to the arrest report.
Briggs jumped into a red pickup truck driven by fellow shopper Ryan Gray and they chased Gingerich. They caught up to him near his apartment building at 2236 Taylor Street but he sped away again, hitting Briggs in the process, the report stated.
Police found her car involved in an accident on the 2800 block of Funston Street. Two people in the car Gingerich hit required hospital treatment. An officer found an injured Gingerich blocks away around 6:51 p.m. He still had Briggs’ keychain in his hand, police said.
Briggs identified Gingerich as the carjacker and he was booked into the Broward County Jail, records show.