Police: Driver arrested after plowing into Milk District business, falsely claiming he was carjacked

ORLANDO , Fla. — Orlando police are investigating after a two-car crash damaged a local business.

The crash happened on Robinson Street, near Bumby Avenue, just after 1:30 a.m. Monday.


According to investigators, a black Honda Civic and a red Nissan Altima collided on Robinson Street, sending the Altima into the building.

Police said the driver of the Altima left the scene of the crash in another car.

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The driver and passenger in the Civic stayed at the scene and told officers they were injured but chose not to go to the hospital.

Just before 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to a different location to meet with Brandan McIntyre, 18, who said he was the victim of a carjacking.

Officers said the investigation led officers to determine that McIntyre was the driver of the Altima involved in the crash.

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McIntyre was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and making a false report to law enforcement authorities.

The crash remains under investigation.

See a map of the scene below:

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.