Man crashes stolen vehicle into Crunch Fitness in La Mirada

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A man who allegedly stole this car crashed it into the Crunch Fitness gym in La Mirada early Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was arrested by deputies. (Photo courtesy of the LA County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station)

LA MIRADA — A man was in custody Tuesday morning on suspicion of stealing a car and crashing it through the front of a fitness center in La Mirada.

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. at the Crunch Fitness on the 12800 block of Valley View Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station. The gym was open at the time of the crash.

“This guy just started revving his car, and at the end he put it in drive, and he let the car go — it was going pretty fast,” witness Adrian Nolesco told ABC7. “He just rolled out and started running (north) toward Imperial Highway.”

Deputies searched the area around the crash scene and located the man and took him into custody.

No injuries were reported.

Details of when and where the vehicle was stolen were not disclosed.

The name of the suspect was not released.