Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Into Dallas Home: Police

A man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of crashing a stolen vehicle into a home in Dallas, police say.

No one inside the house on the 4600 block of Bradshaw Street was injured when the car came crashing into family's living room at about 4:40 a.m.

A woman told police she'd stepped away from her running vehicle to talk with a family member and that an unknown person jumped into her vehicle and drove away.

The woman then got into her family member's car and followed the thief, police said.

As he was trying to get away, the driver apparently lost control of the woman's SUV and crashed into the home.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said when they arrived at the home the driver was found lying in the yard.  He was hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening.

KRLD reported the driver of the stolen car, whose name has not yet been released, was the only one injured.

An 11-year-old boy, Derryck Denwitty, told NBC 5 he thought he was dreaming when the car hit but that he started screaming for his family when he smelled smoke.

"I was very scared. I screamed at the top of my lungs," Denwitty said, adding that he was thankful God got them out of the home safely.

George Kemp, who said the crash sounded like a tractor-trailer, was inside the house when he heard his son scream.

"I knew something hit the house, I didn't know what hit the house, but it sounded like an 18-wheeler," Kemp said.

After the crash, Kemp said he and his family made their way downstairs and escaped the house through the garage after being unable to get out the front door.

Gage said he didn't know what caused the person to crash into his home, but that he hoped he was OK. With his family safe, Gage said everything he needs has been taken care of and that he's leaving the rest to God.

"Satan, your assignment against my family's been canceled in the name of Jesus," Gage said. "I'm going to let go and let God [handle it]. I'm not going to worry about it. Everything else can be replaced. "

Gage said he was told his home was not stable and that he family would have to find another place to live until it could be repaired. DFR said their Urban Search and Rescue Team stabilized the home so that belongings could be removed.

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