SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Police have released the name of a man who allegedly crashed his car through the entrance of a Walmart store in San Jose on Sunday then attacked four people, a police spokesman said.
Haamid Zaid, 33, of Seaside, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, being under the influence of drugs and resisting arrest, police spokesman Office Albert Morales said.
“It’s something I haven’t seen,” Morales said. “Obviously it scared a lot of people. People were stampeding out of Walmart. They described it as total chaos.”
Police received reports at about 11:15 a.m. that the driver of a 1970s Oldsmobile had smashed into the glass front doors of a Walmart at 777 Story Road in East San Jose, Morales said.
The driver immediately exited the car, picked up a piece of metal piping from inside the store and began to beat customers, Morales said.