Couple Uninjured When Car Slams Home

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PARMA, Ohio -- A police chase that started out in Parma ended with the fleeing car crashing into a building in Cleveland.

The two people inside the building narrowly escaped injury.

It's what police found inside the car that may explain the pursuit.

Parma police were in pursuit of the driver of a car that ended up crashing into the building on Broadview Road around midnight Sunday morning.

Mike and Crystal Wrona had just gotten off the couch and were getting ready for bed when they heard the car ram into the building.

"We're lucky to be alive,” Mike Wrona said.

“I just thank God was on our side, right there.  Somebody told us to move and we did,” his wife Crystal added.

The building serves as their home and their place of business.

There was extensive damage inside and outside of the structure.

“The desk, the computer I was working on for a customer was all shoved to the middle of the room,” Wrona said.

His wife said she is still shaking because of the crash.

Parma police say the chase started when a car sped past officers on Brookpark Road.

The driver lost control coming around a curve on Broadview Road.

Beth Miller was walking home at the time and could hardly believe what she saw.

"The car hit and it was just like --  I just froze up like, 'Oh, my God.  What's going on?' And then there was a ton of police that came behind it,” Miller recounted.

Parma police say their K-9 officer actually apprehended the fleeing suspect, who tried to hide under a nearby car.

They also found a bag of jewelry inside the man’s car.

"I seen them dump the bag out on the back of the car.  There was probably close to seven, eight, nine, ten gold chains.  There was quite a bit of jewelry,” Wrona said.

Parma police have alerted other police departments to try to determine if the jewelry is connected to another crime.

A 23-year-old Cleveland man remains under arrest.

Police say he will face a felony fleeing charge for failure to comply.

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