Advertisement
  1. News

Police: Clearwater man steals friend's sports car, causes DUI crash

Corey Feldman, 28, of Clearwater, shown in a March 2019 arrest, faces charges after police say he stole his friend's Mercedes AMG from a gas station and crashed into another vehicle in Clearwater on May 6, 2019. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Corey Feldman, 28, of Clearwater, shown in a March 2019 arrest, faces charges after police say he stole his friend's Mercedes AMG from a gas station and crashed into another vehicle in Clearwater on May 6, 2019. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Published May 6

A Clearwater man faces multiple charges after police say he stole a friend's sports car from a gas station and crashed into another vehicle early Monday morning.

Corey A. Feldman, 28, stole a Mercedes AMG from a Speedway gas station at Chestnut Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue around 12:40 a.m. and sped away eastbound on Court Street, police said.

Feldman slammed into the rear of a BMW that also was traveling eastbound near Hillcrest Avenue and fled the scene, police say. He was found at a nearby hotel a short time later and transported to Morton Plant Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment before being taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

The unidentified male driver of the BMW, and a female passenger, were transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The driver is listed in critical condition, police say, while the female passenger is being treated for her injuries.

Court Street was shut down from Highland Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue, police say, and traffic on Highland Avenue also was affected. The roadway reopened around 8 a.m.

Feldman faces charges including grand theft auto, DUI with serious bodily injury, and driving with a suspended license, police say.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

Contact Carl Lisciandrello at clisciandrello@tampabay.com. Follow @carlmarks_Times

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. The victim in Friday's shooting at a Tampa police officer's home has been identified as 15-year-old Bradley Hulett of Lithia. Hulett is pictured here on the Facebook page of Operation Lotus, a Hillsborough County non-profit that supports families coping with tragedy and is raising money for Hulett's family. [Facebook]
    Bradley Hulett, 15, was described as sweet, intelligent and charismatic.
  2. A transient mother is facing three counts of felony child neglect after an officer found three children alone on a dilapidated bus early Saturday morning. [Gulfport Police Department]
    She has been charged with three counts of felony child neglect.
  3. Off-duty detention Deputy Leighton Ricketts, 32, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Saturday morning. A four-year veteran of the Sheriff’s office, Ricketts was placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the results of an internal affairs investigation. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office] [ANASTASIA DAWSON  |  HCSO]
    Detention Deputy Leighton Ricketts, a four-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the results of an internal affairs investigation.
  4. Jeremy Sutliff drags a freshly cut hop plant over to the harvesting machine at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
    Researchers are trying to make a variety of hops suitable to Florida’s climate.
  5. More than 1,300 summer and fall graduates were eligible to participate in the morning or afternoon commencement ceremonies Dec. 11 at the Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey campus. Approximately 345 degrees and certificates were conferred. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
    Two ceremonies were held at the New Port Richey campus.
  6. Rocky, Sally Mae, Marsali and Paisley are available for adoption at area shelters. [Times]
    Shelter pet offerings throughout Tampa Bay
  7. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
    “With guns you always want to assume they’re loaded,” said a Hillsborough sheriff’s captain.
  8. At Adventures in Music, administrator Rich Holley talks of the studio's performance based lessons that train students, young and old, to make music together. [BETH N. GRAY  |  Special to the Times]
    New studio offers private lessons and group sessions.
  9. Retired Lakeland deputy chief Clarence Grier has been missing since Wednesday afternoon. [Polk County Sheriff's Office]
    Retired deputy chief Clarence Grier had been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
  10. Mark Edward Allen, 60, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to 5 years in prison and three years of supervised release. Allen was arrested in June and charged with leaving an explosive device on the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System campus May 29. [Pinelllas County Sheriff's Office]
    Mark Edward Allen, 60, was sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to VA bomb scare
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement