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VIDEO: Driver turns himself in after crashing through business

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A man who was caught on surveillance video crashing an SUV through a local business has turned himself in, authorities said. 

It happened about 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 at My Device Doctors, located on the 4000 block of Corunna Road in Flint Township. The business buys, sells and repairs electronics such as iPhones, iPads, tablets and computers.

The owner, Joshua Elder, said surveillance video showed an SUV, possibly a tan colored four-door Ford Explorer, crashing through the building. The crash caused $30,000 to $50,000 worth of damage to the store, Elder said.

"I was afraid I was going to come in and my business would be completely destroyed," Elder said.

The driver then tried to exit the vehicle, but a work bench blocked his door. He then backed the SUV out of the building and drove off. Police said no items were taken. 

Just after 12 p.m. investigators confirmed the man turned himself in to authorities. 

Officials have not released the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Elder said his team is working to figure out if customers' devices were damaged in the crash. He said he will be reaching out to individual customers to discuss any possible solutions as soon as possible. 

Elder is just thankful no one was injured.

"Many, many nights that I stay late in this building and sit right where that car went. I work late, as a business owner I work 60 to 70 hours a week," Elder said.

If you have urgent repairs or concerns, Elder said his Fenton location is open. 

"Drive safe out there. We don't know whether this guy did it maliciously, if he was a drunken driver or whatever. But hey, be safe," Elder said.

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