Police are working to determine what caused a man to drive his vehicle into the side of a building.

The incident caused damage to the side the Empire Automotive building on E 12th St.
Police say, the accident happened just after 5 p.m., Tuesday, when a blue SUV, heading east on 12th St drove into the building.
The driver of the vehicle ran away heading south.
Police were looking for a male wearing a blue long sleeve shirt that said, "Erie Fire Department" in big letters on it.
Police searched for about an hour before he was located.
Fortunately nobody was in the business at the time, and nobody was injured.

A building inspector was called out to survey the damage done to the structure of Empire Automotive.