2 arrested after stolen car found underwater in Va. Beach

Layton Pickell (Photo courtesy VBPD)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were arrested after a stolen car was found submerged in Virginia Beach early Thursday morning.

“It was like when airplanes cross the sound barrier,” said Kim, who lives nearby. “That’s how loud it was. It just vibrated the whole neighborhood.”

Around 2:10 a.m., emergency dispatchers got a call about a vehicle that entered the water at the dead end of Caribbean Avenue, according to Virginia Beach Police Department spokeswoman Tonya Borman. The caller also said two males were seen walking away from the vehicle.

“I knew it was going toward the end of the street, and there’s a dead end with water, but there was no crash,” Kim said. “It was going so fast there had to be a crash.”

Photos: Stolen car found underwater

When officers got to the scene, they found the two males and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen in Virginia Beach. A juvenile and 19-year-old Layton Douglas Pickell were both arrested in relation to the incident.

Pickell was charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony, DWI, unlawful possession of alcohol and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held without bond at the Virginia beach Correctional Center.

The juvenile was charged with grand larceny, unlawful possession of alcohol and curfew violation.

It remains unclear how the car ended up underwater. The car has since been removed.

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