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Florida man drives vehicle loaded with propane tanks into ex's apartment

Florida man drives vehicle loaded with propane tanks into ex's apartment”

He drove his auto into a ground floor apartment, causing a big fire.

Carl Philbert, 31, loaded propane tanks into the auto and rammed it into the apartment building where his former girlfriend lived just before 1 p.m., according to police.

Philbert died in the crash and explosion which sent flames up to the second floor of the building.

Authorities said Philbert and the woman inside the apartment got into a fight Tuesday morning. Philbert showed up at the apartment and apparently didn't like something he saw inside. It was driven by a man who police say was targeting a woman inside apartment B.

Police said that Philbert, originally from Haiti, had been living at a motel in Fort Pierce and worked at a grocery store in the area.

"He meant to do damage", Ed Cunningham, Fort Pierce Police spokesman, said.

Thirteen other people who live in the building are being assisted by Red Cross.

Video of the explosion was taken by neighbor Kathy Toledo, who said she lives in an apartment next door.

Philbert has a history of domestic trouble with the woman he targeted, according to police. The names of the woman and her family have not being released.

The auto then caught fire, which caused an explosion that was caught on video by a neighbor.

Cunningham said there was no doubt that Philbert wanted to kill as many people as he could at the complex. "So I just ran up there and grabbed her", he said. "I put her over here by the grass and I went over to try to help with the vehicle, but at that time, no fire extinguisher was getting it out".

He grabbed his wife and children. The building is bursting into flames. So I told them, 'No, it's on fire.



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