Police: Lombard man crashes into 7-Eleven, flees on foot

  • Junior A. Espinal, 32, of Lombard is accused of crashing his 2004 Acura through a 7-Eleven located at Butterfield Road and Lloyd Avenue.

    Junior A. Espinal, 32, of Lombard is accused of crashing his 2004 Acura through a 7-Eleven located at Butterfield Road and Lloyd Avenue. Photo courtesy of DuPage County Sheriff's Office

 
 
Updated 9/14/2014 8:23 PM

A Lombard man who authorities say drove his vehicle into the front of a convenience store Sunday morning then fled the scene is in the DuPage County jail facing multiple charges.

The DuPage County Sheriff's Office said Junior A. Espinal, 32, of the 800 block of Foxworth Boulevard, crashed his 2004 Acura through the 7-Eleven located at Butterfield Road and Lloyd Avenue near Lombard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Thankfully no one was injured during this incident," said Sheriff John Zaruba, who was at the scene.

When sheriff's deputies arrived at the store they found Espinal's car still running in the middle of the store, authorities said. The store clerk told officers that Espinal had left the car and fled on foot.

Deputies soon found Espinal based on the clerk's description of him and took him in to custody, according to the sheriff's office.

Espinal told deputies that he was pulling in to purchase a gallon of milk when the brake pedal stuck on his vehicle while he was pulling up to the front of the store, the sheriff's office reported.

Espinal is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to give information to the owner of the property and driving without a valid driver's license.

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