April 01, 2013

Jaamid Zaid - Jailed After Driving Car Through Walmart Entrance, Beating Customers With Metal Bar



San Jose, CA (The Weekly Vice) - Jaamid Ade Zaid, a 33-year-old California man, was jailed Sunday after he allegedly drove his car into a San Jose Walmart, stepped out of the car and then began beating bystanders with a blunt metal object.

According to San Jose Police, officers were dispatched to a local Walmart after receiving reports that someone had driven a vehicle into the store.

Witnesses at the scene told police that a man, later identified as Zaid, was seen speeding through the Walmart parking lot before crashing into two cars. Zaid then crashed through the store's Pharmacy and market entrance after a first attempt to drive into the store failed.

Zaid's vehicle came to rest after it was eventually stopped by a stack of beer cases. That's when Zaid allegedly jumped out of the car, picked up a metal bar and began beating customers and a store employee with it.

Zaid struck a 61-year-old employee in the head when the employee stepped towards the vehicle to assist the situation. The employee is now recovering at a local hospital.

Three people were taken to the hospital, two of them are listed in serious condition. Six more people were treated at the scene.

Zaid's rampage came to an end when a group of onlookers dog piled on top of him and held him down until police arrived. Investigators said Zaid appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

Zaid was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and felony hit and run. He currently remains held without bond.


Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice


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