In Florida, a time traveler tried to go back to the future using his Dodge Challenger, but this wannabe Marty McFly ended up crashing his pretend DeLorean into a store instead of popping through a time portal as he had hoped. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured by the time traveling car crash, including the driver, but if the car accident had happened on a weekday, then people might be exclaiming, “Great Scott!”
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Unfortunately, the wannabe time traveler in Florida may as well have joined another woman in Lecanto, Florida, who went joyriding inside a Walmart while drinking wine and eating chicken (why is it always Florida?). Attempting to reach 88 miles per hour in order to generate 1.21 gigawatts, the 40-year-old Nashville man was trying to “enter a time portal” when he crashed his Dodge Challenger through the brick wall of a store in Pensacola.
According to the Florida Today, the time travel accident occurred when the “vehicle sped through the traffic light at the intersection of North Davis Highway and West Fairfield Drive at approximately 10:50 a.m., and traveled through the front entrance of Advance Tax Services. The car barreled through the center of the building, coming to a stop outside the double doors at the building’s rear entrance.”
“It looked like a bomb went off,” said general manager Emanuel Mores.
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The vehicle suffered a fate almost as bad as the actual DeLorean in the movies.
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Police told Huffington Post that the man was attempting to copy the Back To The Future movie. When speaking to a police officer, the unnamed driver “stated that he was driving at high speeds on the interstate in an attempt to enter a time portal.” The alleged time traveler also claimed “that he did not leave the time portal until the crash occurred.”
The Dodge Challenger managed to take out most of Advanced Tax Services, including a connecting wall with Pensacola Caskets. The good news is that the latter business’ employees did not have to use its own services due to the Florida car accident.
“I was mad, then eventually I was happy no one was hurt. You know, that was my biggest concern ’cause, you know, if anyone was hurt, anybody could have died or whatever,” Mores said, according to WEAR.
Both businesses were forced to relocate, but they hope to be up and running soon. Ellison Bennett, who owns the business next to the Advance Tax Services business, says the people who worked at the two businesses were very fortunate.
“If this had happened on a weekday and someone had actually been in one of those cubicles, it could have been very tragic,” Bennett said. “They said the building is unstable on the back side. They told us not to go back in at all until the whole building has been cleared for safety.”
Pensacola police say the Nashville man was driving to see his daughter in Pace, Florida. Drug and alcohol use by the alleged time traveler was not suspected at the time of the police report, although the man was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. Based upon this time traveling stunt, the man was cited for careless driving and failure to provide proof of insurance at a crash.
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