Driver plows into wall, creates 'drive-in' c-store
SAN JOSE — A man accused of driving his car into the entrance of a Wal-Mart store on Easter Sunday here has a criminal past that includes crashing into a carwash, NBC Bay Area reported.
The April 3 story stated that court records show Haamid Zaid has had five court cases in Santa Clara County, and they show a pattern of drug use, paranoia and violence.
In December of 2012, Zaid was charged with having a felony amount of methamphetamine and for property damage when he plowed his car into Capitol Premier Car Wash. The car went through double-pane glass windows and entered the store, destroying product stands and barely missing two employees.
Zaid told a police officer at the time that he had "snorted meth" all day and thought people were out to shoot him.
After ramming his car though the entrance of a Wal-Mart store and then attacking customers last week, Zaid will be arraigned on four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one misdemeanor count of hit and run, being under the influence of drugs and resisting arrest, the story noted.
Zaid's lawyer said in the story that the carwash/gas station case is still active.
Read the entire article and see videos from both incidents here.