Police find 5 people locked in church

August 9, 2009 2:11:35 PM PDT
A Mount Vernon cab driver told police that a passenger had tried to rob and choke him, causing him to crash his car into a storefront church. Authorities then found another sitution in the church. They discovered four adults and a 3-year-old girl locked inside.

Police said it looked as if the people had been living there, because the area was covered with makeshift beds and there was a cooking area.

The five people were taken to Mount Vernon Hospital as a precaution. Authorities are investigating how the people got there as well as the cab driver's account of bring robbed.

The Buildings Department will board up the church.


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