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Update: Elderly woman drives through Macon store

An 80-year-old Lizella woman accidentally drove her car into the Radio Shack located at 4659C Presidential Parkway at about 10:30 this morning, Macon police said.

Jason Bray, a patrol officer with Macon police, said Earline Smith drove her vehicle through the store. The car drove through the front glass and destroyed most of the right side of the store, including the sales counter. Only one employee was in the store at the time, and neither he nor Smith were injured, Bray said.

“She said to me that she thought she hit the brake, but I believe she hit the gas,” Bray said.

Bray said Smith hasn’t been charged with a crime.

Radio Shack employees who were cleaning up the store declined to comment, citing corporate policy, and Smith declined to comment before leaving the scene.

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