Man Crashes Car Into Walmart, Attacks Customers

Police probing bizarre San Jose rampage

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2013 3:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – At least four people were injured when a man went on a bizarre rampage in a California Walmart yesterday. Witnesses said the man sped around the San Jose parking lot, sideswiping at least one other vehicle, before crashing his car into the store's front entrance, traveling about 20 feet before he was stopped by a beer display, the San Jose Mercury News reports. He then exited his vehicle and started beating employees and shoppers with what appeared to be a metal bar.

The man, who appeared to be around 30 years old, was tackled and tied up by bystanders, witnesses say. Police say he is being treated in the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has not yet been identified. Four people were taken to the hospital, one with serious injuries. The motive is still a mystery, the Los Angeles Times reports. "We don’t know if there was an intended target or not," a police spokesman says.

Police cars maintain a perimeter around a San Jose, Calif., Walmart after a motorist drove through a store entrance and began assaulting shoppers yesterday.
Police cars maintain a perimeter around a San Jose, Calif., Walmart after a motorist drove through a store entrance and began assaulting shoppers yesterday.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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