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03/05/2013 01:45 pm ET

Joseph Engle, Pennsylvania Man Crashes Truck Into Convenience Store: Cops (VIDEO)

Well, he's got backing out down.

On Saturday night, 18-year-old Uniontown, Pa. resident Joseph Engle, who was learning how to drive, smashed his truck through a convenience store, then backed out and drove away, according to police.

"He claims that he thought he was pushing the brake, and instead he was pushing the gas," the store owner's nephew, David Byers told WTAE.

Byers gave the station his eyewitness account of what happened.

"I heard this loud crash, and there's a truck through the building," Byers said. "He looks at me, and once he's inside the store and realizes what he's done, he starts cursing, puts it in reverse, floors it back out the store, and then he comes running in and makes sure everybody's OK."

CBS Pittsburgh reports that Engle has been charged with driving without a license and the man who allowed him to use his car, Terry Hart, 19, was charged with allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle.

No one was hurt, but "several coolers, shelves, a counter and the cash register were damaged," police said, according to the Tribune Review.

WTAE reports the store is back up and running.

"I'm going to install some very large, concrete posts in front of my store, so it will be the last time," store owner Donald Arthur said.

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