SEPTEMBER 15, 2005 -- Getting a cup of coffee turned into a hot situation at a Port City Java in Wilmington.
Around noon, the brakes on Michelle Holiday's car failed. She drove off Market Street and slammed into the Port City Java across from Wallace Park. Her car hit the building's gas main. Within a matter of minutes her car and the coffee shop burst into flames.
No one was hurt, but the experience has left customers inside the building feeling fortunate.
Police say Holiday was driving without a license and will face several traffic charges.