Car crashes into Queens bakery following dispute over parking


QUEENS, NEW YORK, NY – Police say a dispute over parking involving two drivers ended with one of them plowing into a bakery in Flushing, according to WABC.

The incident happened in front of the Rainbow Bakery on Kissena Boulevard in Flushing shortly after 4 p.m. Monday. The two cars involved each had two occupants inside, and the group apparently had gotten into an argument over a parking spot.

Authorities said two men in one of the cars approached the other vehicle with a baseball bat. The driver of the second car tried to run the two over and ended up crashing into the bakery, which had celebrated its grand opening earlier that day.

At least four people were injured in the incident. Two females were hospitalized with minor injuries after being hurt by shattered glass. Two of the men involved in the dispute were also taken to the hospital.

All four occupants of the two cars were arrested.

24-year-old Jie Zou, driver who police say slammed into the bakery, faces charges of reckless endangerment and assault.  A passenger in that vehicle, 35-year-old Jonathan Zhang, was charged with assault.

Inspectors with the Department of Buildings found damage to the store entrance and an interior wall, but determined that the rest of the building was stable.  They issued a partial vacate order for the first floor.

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