TAMPA -- A man suspected of being a drunk driver while wearing woman's underwear crashed his car into a retirement home overnight, Tampa police say.
Officers responding to the scene found a gaping hole in the side of the Baptist Manor retirement home on Hyde Park Place near Plant Avenue and a destroyed Ford Mustang.
The crash sent smoke into the 13-story building where 300 seniors live. No residents were evacuated or injured.
According to authorities, the man driving the car was 28-year-old Rico Antwan Jones, who is well known to police. Also known as Diamond, Jones has many previous arrests for prostitution, according to police records.
At the time of the crash, police say Jones was wearing only women's underwear, a bra and high heels. He was able to climb out of the wrecked car and run away from the crash scene but police caught up with him a block away.
The car crashed right next to the building's main air intake vent, sending smoke billowing into the retirement home.
Jones was taken to Tampa General Hospital to be treated for injuries before being taken to Orient Road Jail. He has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding and leaving the scene of an accident.
Police also suspect Jones was impaired, adding that a DUI unit had tried to pull him over moments before the crash but he sped away.