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Victim shares story after thieves stole car and crashed it into Florida state trooper during chase

Victim shares story after thieves stole car and crashed it into Florida state trooper during chase

Victim shares story after thieves stole car and crashed it into Florida state trooper during chase

COCOA, Florida. – A Titusville woman says she needs help buying another car after hers was stolen. The Florida Highway Patrol said four people fled when the stolen car crashed into a telephone pole and a state trooper was in pursuit last week.

Heather Jordan told News 6’s James Sparvero she had just purchased the 2016 Nissan Altima and made her first payment when her new car was stolen from her driveway.

Jordan said he forgot to lock the doors.

“My old car would lock automatically when I got out and took the keys out,” Jordan said. “It’s a habit I hadn’t broken yet.”

That was June 17.

Then last Friday, as state police searched for Jordan’s car, a photograph from Pineda and Allen streets in Cocoa showed the driver crashing into a state trooper and the telephone pole.

The FHP said the officer was injured while the four people in Jordan’s car escaped.

“The four escaped and the officer was sent for medical attention, fortunately okay,” Jordan said.

She told Sparvero she was surprised the robbers were able to escape.

“The front of my car, on the driver’s side, is completely demolished,” Jordan said. “The fact that they not only got out, but ran away, I don’t know how.”

When asked how he manages now without his own car, Jordan said it’s been a struggle.

“It will be resolved. It’s always like that, but yeah, it’s sad,” she said.

And when asked what he would say to the people who stole and crashed his car, Jordan had a direct message.

“Do not take or destroy someone else’s property,” he said. “This is how I take my kids to sporting events and school events. This is how I get to and from work. It is literally my livelihood.”

Jordan’s family started a GoFundMe to help her buy another car.

On Monday, the FHP did not share any updates on the search for the thieves.

Troopers are asking anyone with information to contact FHP or Crimeline.

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