Woman Rams Car Into Broward Co. Sheriff's Office, Bursts Into Flames

A woman drove her car through the side of a Broward County police substation and set herself on fire on Monday.

Broward County, FL – A woman drove a car filled with accelerants into the Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s District One substation in Pembroke Park on Monday morning.

A red Toyota Camry crashed through the windows of the sheriff’s substation, and drove right in, WPLG reported.

WTVJ’s news helicopter captured footage of firefighters breaking through that wall of windows to where the car was stopped and appeared to be smoking.

Broward County police officials said a fire erupted inside the vehicle after the woman crashed into the station.

Ben Mendez saw the woman crash her car into the police station, and then set herself on fire.

"I'm assuming she lit herself on fire," Mendez told WPLG.

"It was a big explosion, like dynamite," he told WTVJ. "She was totally engulfed in flames."

He said he pulled the flaming woman out of her car, and tore off her burning dress.

"That's when I threw her on the ground. I go 'roll, roll on the ground!' She wasn't listening to me," Mendez said.

The woman was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood as a “trauma alert.” She suffered third-degree burns in the crash, police said.

The fire alarm went off in the police station and the building was evacuated following the crash, WPLG reported.

Police are investigating what the woman’s motives were. They had not yet released the identity of the driver.

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FloridaMan
FloridaMan

"Police don't know her motivation". This isn't the Mystery of Faith. She was emotionally distraught and this was Broward County. It's really not hard to connect these dots.

GLett60
GLett60

You couldn't be more right. It's rampant and in most every town and country in this country. In my town the cops are in collusion with the DA and court systems and once you are in their clutches they will do everything possible to keep you in the system, so they can make as much money off of you in fines and fees as they can. My state has very little going for it revenue wise. Most of the revenue this state sees is in the form of court fines and fees. So they make sure the coffers stay full even if they have to break the law to do it. I've seen so many abuses by our local law enforcement it's unreal. There's absoutely nothing we can do about it either as they all protect each other.

b1rd
b1rd

Det_John_Kimble, Eaglescout isn't very bright. He thinks there is a "reply" box to check. Anyway he would be an example of what Scouting has become if that is what he is referring to.

b1rd
b1rd

@lds719 but eagledung, I mean Eaglescout, leaves one on every post by checking the tab "reply". As for smarts, he is a fan of Hi_estComnDenomn. That says a lot right there.
I made sure to check the "reply tab" so he can reply.

AnnieD
AnnieD

pssssst......maybe she's just nuts......for the sensitive...mentally challenged....

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