NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – At least one person was hurt when a car smashed into a storefront Thursday in Brooklyn.
It happened around 8:45 a.m. on Cropsey Ave. near Bay 25th St. in the Bath Beach neighborhood.
A FedEx truck rear-ended the vehicle driven by a 72-year-old woman who police say accidentally hit the gas, crashing into the Royal Deli.
Police said when the driver exited the car, another woman inside the deli slapped her across the face, breaking her glasses.
The 72-year-old woman’s husband told CBS2 she had a headache and was shaken up. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
That worker, named Susan, returned a few hours after the altercation heated and ready to defend her actions.
“Yeah. I reacted that way I was scared and I almost got killed, and that’s exactly what happened,” Susan said. “Yes, I overreacted. I did not touch this woman. I’m looking right in the camera, you call see me in the world? I did not touch her, I took her glasses and smashed them.”
Susan’s claim runs counter to what cops are saying. She was arrested and charged with intentionally damaging property, criminal mischief, and harassment.