SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a California Walmart store and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.
Haamid Ade Zaid, 33, of Seaside, was being held without bail at the Santa Clara County Jail for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, being under the influence of drugs, and resisting arrest, San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales said.
"In my 18-year career I have never seen anything like this," Morales told the San Jose Mercury News. "After looking at some of the pictures, it's amazing he didn't hit anybody with the vehicle."
The store was open for business Monday. It had closed for about five hours Sunday after the incident, said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Grief counselors were expected to be onsite for employees this week, Hardie added.
Zaid was arrested Sunday after a red Oldsmobile Cutlass crashed through the San Jose storefront and hit a beer display before stopping near the pharmacy.
The driver got out of the car with a blunt object and began attacking people, police said. No motive has been determined.