Photo Shows Suspect Running From Stolen Vehicle Involved In Pine Forest Wreck

August 16, 2019

Two people were seen running from a stolen vehicle after a traffic crash with injuries Friday morning on Pine Forest Road, leading to a manhunt in the area.

Witnesses told the Florida Highway Patrol that two people ran from a stolen red 2016 Chrysler 200 after the wreck about 10:30 a.m. on Pine Forest at Wilde Lake Boulevard and I-10, according to FHP Lt. Robert Cannon. Two people — driver Joanne Brancati, 55, and passenger Cesar Antonini, 51 — were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries.

The photo above taken for reportedly shows one of the suspects running from the stolen vehicle. The photo has been provided to the FHP to assist with their investigation.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and other law enforcement conducted search for the suspect, who was believed to have entered a wooded area. There were no arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol or their local law enforcement agency.

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10 Responses to “Photo Shows Suspect Running From Stolen Vehicle Involved In Pine Forest Wreck”

  1. Suzie B on August 18th, 2019 12:10 am

    There was a stolen car report on the dispatch record within minutes prior to the crash. I don’t think the two guys were caught. Someone who was sitting in McDonald’s when it happened said two guys jumped out and ran. One was real tall. I hope they find who did this. Two families are now without their vehicles due to theft and the resulting accident.

  2. J.M.T. on August 17th, 2019 9:16 am

    Yes Derek, him and his buddy both need a “hug” from a nice police doggy. Maybe a smooch too! lol It’s a shame we couldn’t see pics of THAT!

  3. Jayro on August 17th, 2019 9:13 am

    Wonder if the car was reported stolen before or after the crash…..

  4. Whisperjet on August 17th, 2019 6:41 am theft should be automatic 10 years in prison…

  5. Olin Schultz on August 16th, 2019 9:20 pm

    Let’s all remember what the Knight of Escambia ( David Morgan) said. Our crime rate is down. Lol

  6. John Doe on August 16th, 2019 5:29 pm

    he’s having to hold his pants up while he’s running. classic. guys, if you’re gonna wear baggy pants, don’t commit crimes.

  7. Gene on August 16th, 2019 5:00 pm

    There was a wreck at the north bound off ramp @ Pine Forest from I-10 before this happened my wife passed then a few minutes late this happened everything was blocked off.

  8. mat on August 16th, 2019 5:00 pm

    He also needs a set of matching bracelets to go along with his wardrobe.
    Ya know, the ones with a locking device on them.

  9. Derek on August 16th, 2019 4:29 pm

    He needs a nice police doggy to give him a “hug.”

  10. Phil on August 16th, 2019 1:46 pm

    Poor guy, he was just on his way home from church. This guy just needs a hug!

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