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Screeching tires, laughing and screaming wake neighbors up in Zephyrhills subdivision

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 18:01:48-05

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- Neighbors in a Zephyrhills subdivision were woken up by screeching tires, a car horn and screaming last Monday night.

“So they came down the street, and they turned,” said Yomara Rosado, as she described how tire marks were left in front of her house. “I thought someone was hurt.”

Her Nest doorbell captured it all for playback. It shows a white van approaching Magdalene Way and Hillbrook Avenue in Zephyr Ridge. For whatever reason, the van accelerates and peels out as it turns right.

Two minutes later, it turns around. The noise was loud enough to wake Rosado up.

“I see that they’re coming up and I’m like, 'oh my god, they’re going to hit our house,'” she said as she watched the footage on her phone.

The van then hops the curb in front of Rosado’s home, stops for a few seconds and then takes off again with squealing tires.

“As they’re peeling off, they’re honking their horn and you could just hear them laughing,” she said.

That’s when she knew it wasn’t an emergency. But what concerns her the most is how the driver could have lost control.

“These people might have been drunk and might have hit somebody drunk driving,” she said.

Rosado’s husband called deputies to report what happened. She isn’t sure if these were teens but says if so, they need to learn a lesson.

“This is nothing fun, there are race tracks to go if you want to get that adrenaline in you,” she said.