Teens crash stolen car into house following carjacking, police chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two teens are in custody, accused of a late-night carjacking and police chase that ended when the pair crashed into a home just north of uptown.

Police said it all started around 10 p.m. Sunday when the teens pulled a gun on a man, assaulted him and stole his car at a check cashing business on The Plaza.

Officers spotted the car about three miles down the street at an Exxon gas station and tried to pull it over. There was a brief chase before the teens crashed into a house about a mile away.

Channel 9 was at the scene just after 10 p.m. on North Davidson Street near Parkwood Avenue and could see the car involved was heavily damaged.

There wasn’t much damage to the home, and the men inside said no one was hurt.

“So we were just hanging out inside the house, I was just watching some Netflix, then basically we saw this guy just coming down -- I heard a screeching noise,” said Adam Tawfik, who lives in the house.

“I was actually sleeping in the bed with my son, so my biggest thing was you know, making sure we were alright of course,” said the other man who was inside at the time, Buddy Heisler.

The names of the suspects, who are both 19 years old, have not been released.

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