The Bizarre World of Florida

Florida driver hits gas instead of brakes, crashes car into supermarket February 15, 2013

Filed under: Bizzarre,Dangerous Nut,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Scary,WTF? — floridaduh @ 5:00 pm

It was just a little  before closing time Monday night when a man pulled into the parking lot at the  Sanford Supermarket.


Watch: Car crashed through Sanford Supermarket

As the driver pulled into  the parking space he hit the gas instead of the brake, officials said.

William Perala’s glad the  accident wasn’t worse.

“One minute I’m checking  the time on my phone and the next I’m flying across the supermarket floor,” said  Perala.

Surveillance video shows  the car crashing into the store, hitting the scale and the candy machines, along  with Perala, who was sent flying toward the aisles.

“Two seconds before he  would have caught me right dead in the middle,” said Perala.

Perala never even fell.  Maybe it was the Superman shirt he was wearing.

“The legs are here, so I’m  glad they’re still here,” said Perala.

Ninety percent of the  people when they come into the store they check their weight,” said store owner  Jose Medina.

The scale was hit so hard  it’s now stuck on 28 pounds when nobody’s on it and a maximum of 37 pounds no  matter who is on it.

The store has several  cement posts to keep cars out, but there is one missing where the car plowed  into the store.


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