Street Fight Over Parking Spot Ends With Car Crashing Into Just-Opened Asian Bakery in Queens

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A four-man brawl over a parking spot in Queens, New York escalated with one of the men trying to run over one of the attackers with his car, which eventually plunged into a newly opened bakery.

What happened: Four men got into a heated argument over a parking spot on Kissena Boulevard near Flushing’s Main Street at around 5 p.m. on Monday, according to Gothamist.

 

  • In the video captured by bystanders, three men can be seen getting into a fistfight while another man carrying a baseball bat enters the scuffle.
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  • The baseball-wielding man used his weapon to strike their opponents, with one of them repeatedly getting hit.
  • The man who was hit by the baseball bat, identified as 24-year-old Jie Zou, then got into his Audi A6 and tried to run over his assailant.
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  • Zou lost control of his car and drove over the sidewalk into the front windows of Rainbow Bakery, which was celebrating its grand opening that day.
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  • “It’s unbelievable, how a car can go that way,” John Lo, the owner of the bakery, told CBS2.

The aftermath: Four people — three women and a man — reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the incident on Monday, including an employee of the bakery who was hit by a shard of glass.

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  • “I’m so sad and I’m really worried about my employee. I’m really worried about my business, too,” Lo said.
  • Police arrested Zou and charged him with assault and reckless endangerment. His passenger, 35-year-old Jonathan Zhang, and the other two involved in the fight will all face assault charges.

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