Stolen Cadillac crashes into building on Jammes Road

Man says car keys were stolen day before car was taken

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A stolen car crashed into a building Saturday at the intersection of Jammes Road and Wilson Boulevard on Jacksonville's Westside, the owner of the vehicle said.

James Kelley told News4Jax that it all began Friday morning when someone broke into his daughter's car and then into the garage. He said whoever did it made off with the spare keys.

"He actually came in the garage, rolled up in there and took every spare key in there," Kelley said. 

When they came back Saturday, Kelley said, they stole his one-of-a-kind majestic plum 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan.

Kelley said his neighbors noticed his garage door open about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, but they just thought he had left earlier than usual. 

Instead, someone else was driving his car -- right into a building. 

"(I) called the police. They came. Next thing I know, 'Mr. Kelley you're going to need a tow truck.' I said, 'How bad is it?' They said, 'Well, they're towing it out of the building right now," Kelley said. 

Kelley said after a police chase, officers found that a 17-year-old and his three passengers had crashed into a building.

"That was a $55,000 car. And its gone," Kelley said.

Since the incident, Kelley has rallied the support of his neighbors and inspired a few to install their own security cameras.

He said he now plans to take the safety of his neighborhood back. 


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