Culprits crash car in Lake County while fleeing home burglary attempt

1 burglar airlifted in crash, deputies say

MOUNT PLYMOUTH, Fla. - Three culprits who deputies say were fleeing a Lake County home in a burglary attempt were caught by deputies after they crashed into a parked car in Mount Dora.

Lake County deputies said the burglars went to a home on Atlantic Avenue in Mount Plymouth and cut the power to the home, where a woman was home alone.

"She was home alone and her power went off so she went out to the living room to investigate," said Lt. John Harrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

The victim told deputies she saw the burglars on her porch just before they fled the area in a silver car, according to deputies.

In the 911 call, the homeowner describes the burglary, saying the culprits pulled up in the driveway and rang the doorbell. She also gave a detailed description of the culprits' car.

"It was a silver car, looks like a Dodge Charger- a newer one," the woman said in the 911 call. "And it had dark tinted windows."

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Deputies said they spotted the Chrysler and started to follow it when the culprit crashed into a parked car on Wolfbranch Road in Mount Dora. One culprit has been airlifted and the other two are in custody, deputies said.

Deputies are investigating and say they are looking to connect the three young burglars to other crimes in the area.

"We've had similar crimes in the area with a similar type of vehicle description so now detectives will look at other ones and see if they're connected," Harrell said.

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