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Stolen Hummer Crashes into Rub BBQ on 23rd Street in Chelsea

Hummer crashes into the Rub BBQ storefront
Hummer crashes into the Rub BBQ storefront via @libe_goad on Twitter
Hummer crashes into the Rub BBQ storefront Crash involved the Hummer, a taxi, and an MTA bus Police apprehended the driver Onlookers gather to take photos Hummer is smashed from the storefront impact The view from overhead NYPD ESU on scene, and onlookers at the construction site Close-up of Hummer damage Hummer being towed away Smashed storefront of Rub BBQ Close-up of the Rub BBQ storefront Rub BBQ's windows are boarded up and the Dept. of Buildings is on the scene
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Details are few, but a black Hummer was stolen and led the police on a car chase the wrong way down Sixth Avenue and ended in a crash with a taxi and an MTA bus. Reports are that eight people may have been injured in a combination of being hit by vehicles, hit by falling debris, and at least three were injured on the MTA bus. The driver was apprehended led away from the crash in handcuffs.

Although some onlookers initially said the Hummer was stolen from the Jay-Z-owned 40/40 Club on 25th Street, where President Obama will be holding a fundraiser later tonight, CBS2 has the real story of what happened:

A woman was picking up the vehicle at a garage in Chelsea, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported. While she was waiting for the attendant, a man jumped in the vehicle and drove off.

The suspect, a 19-year-old man, drove off in the Hummer as the attendant clung to the side of the vehicle, police said.


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