A California man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after crashing a stolen sedan into the front entrance of a Crunch Fitness health club in La Mirada, where his membership recently had been canceled.
On March 19, Sergio Reyes, 32, was arrested shortly after authorities say he intentionally drove a relative's Honda Accord through the front entrance of Crunch Fitness La Mirada, located at the 12800 block of Valley View Avenue. The episode occurred around 1:30 a.m.
An employee stationed at the club's front desk was nearly hit by the vehicle, as seen in surveillance video footage obtained by ABC 7. No one was injured.
Reyes bailed out of the moving Honda before it made contact with the club and was seen getting into his own Toyota Corolla, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Reyes was pursued by witnesses until he crashed into a curb, fled on foot and was eventually arrested by police.
Reyes had previously been a member at the club for about three weeks before his membership was canceled on claims that he was harassing female members. He threatened to fight the club's employees and said he would return, according to ABC 7.
Reyes has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is being held on $1 million bail and is due back in court on April 5.
In 2006, Reyes was convicted of robbery in Los Angeles County, according to the Times. If convicted of his charges, Reyes could face 25 years in state prison.
Despite at least $400 in damages, the club was open to its members as of March 20, according to its Facebook page.