Family Struggles with Transportation After Thief Destroys Their Car
Last updated 12/15/2022 at 8:07am
SPRING HILL – A family of five found themselves in need of a new work vehicle, after a career criminal stole their Dodge Charger and crashed during a high-speed pursuit.
Steven and Sandra King prepared for what they thought was a normal day, Thursday, until Steven noticed his 2007 Dodge Charger missing from their driveway on Landfair Street.
Around 3:30 p.m. the same day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) spotted Steven's vehicle traveling on Little Road in Pasco County. Troopers ran the tag and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen earlier in the day.
According to the FHP, the Charger entered the right turn lane and pulled into the 7- Eleven gas station parking lot located at the intersection of US-19 and County Line Road. Instead of stopping, the driver accelerated and fled eastbound on County Line Road.
The driver continued eastbound at speeds upwards of 115 mph, ran a red light at Grand Club Drive, and then crahed into two vehicles at the intersection of Kelly Road.
The driver, 32-year-old Anthony Michael Moss, was immediately taken into custody and transported to a trauma center of treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Florida Department of Corrections. Moss was released from prison in January of this year after spending over 10-years behind bars on numerous burglary convictions.
Sandra King says the car was her husband's work vehicle and that everything was missing when they inspected the now-totaled vehicle. Sandra says her husband's work tools and children's booster seats were stolen as well. Unfortunately, Sandra says the insurance company will not cover cost of repair or replacement of their vehicle and that has caused a serious hardship on their family, right before the holidays.
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