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    Release Number: 18-033

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 10, 2018
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813-247-8060

    Driver Flees After Crashing Into Apartment Building

    He was located about one mile from the scene.
    • Tuesday
    • January 9, 2018
    • Time: 11:30 AM
    • 14001 Carmen Court
    • Tampa, Florida


    Marcellino Perez
    DOB: 3/14/1989
    1404 15th Street N

    Charges: Leaving Scene of a Crash w/Injury, No Valid Driver's License and False Name to Law Enforcement Officer

    Truck Into Building:


    On January 9, 2018 at approximately 11:30 am, Perez was driving a 1998 Ford F150 pickup traveling eastbound on 140th Avenue E. Perez lost control, left the roadway, hit a fence and then crashed into an apartment building. The resident inside the apartment, Yasiel Toledo-Ruiz was on a sofa located in the living room of the apartment and was thrown from the sofa. Toledo-Ruiz was transported to Florida Hospital by HCFR to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

    Perez then fled the scene on foot. He was located about one mile from the scene. Two witnesses identified Perez as the driver. Perez has never had a Driver's License issued to him. The defendant provided the false name of Carlos Diaz, but was positively as Marcellino Perez by his fingerprint through the RapidID System.



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