SJPD Release Video in Easter Walmart Crash

By Kiana Bellinger
|  Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:53 PM PDT
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SJPD Release Video in Easter Walmart Crash

San Jose police via Walmart

Screen grab from Walmart crash at 777 Story Road in San Jose from March 31, 2013

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San Jose Police released surveillance video showing a red Oldsmobile Cutlass crashing through the front door of a Walmart in East San Jose off of Story Road about nine months ago, causing a ruckus on Easter Sunday, hoping the public can help identify witnesses and victims.

The footage, released on Dec. 18, showed the driver, 33-year-old Haamid Zaid, slam the vehicle through the front of the store, reverse, and crash again going further into the store.

Customers immediately fled for safety to avoid getting hit. Zaid has been charged with four counts of assault including the use of a deadly weapon, hit and run, resisting arrest, and being under the influence of drugs.

Witnesses said Zaid got out of the car and attacked customers with a metal club. He also physically assaulted several people throughout the store until police arrived at the scene and struggled to arrest him.

One victim was transported to a nearby hospital after suffering a serious, but non-life threatening injury.

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Three others who were hurt were treated for non-life threatening injuries at the scene and later released.

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Last December, Zaid also allegedly rammed his car through the front window of a convenient store on the Capitol Auto Mall, first reported by NBC Bay Area, which obtained exclusive video of that crash.

Police say anyone with information regarding the Walmart crash should call San Jose police department's Assaults Unit at (408) 277-4161, or to call anonymously to Silicon Valley Crimestoppers at (408) 947-STOP(7867). They can also visit  http://www.tipsubmit.org/ and possibly be eligible for a reward.
 

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