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Driver Punches Man Following Dispute Over Parking Spot in Flushing, Crashes Car Into Bakery

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Nov. 17, 2020 By Christian Murray

A man has been arrested on assault charges after getting into a fight over a parking space in Flushing yesterday.

Joe Zou, 24, allegedly got into an argument over a parking spot on Kissena Boulevard near Barclay Avenue at around 4 p.m. Monday, police said.

Zou, who was driving a white Audi, got out of his vehicle and punched a 35-year-man in the face. The victim was vying for the same spot.

A man came to the defense of the victim only to be struck by Jonathan Zhang, 34, who was also with Zou.

The pair then got into the Audi and tried to ram their vehicle into the two victims. The car jumped the curb and smashed into a bakery at 41-39 Kissena Blvd. The duo were then apprehended by officers from the 109th Precinct.

The Daily News reported that three women standing near the crash site were hit by flying debris and suffered minor injuries. The two men who were allegedly assaulted also reported minor injuries. They were all taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital – Queens

Police arrested Zou at the scene for reckless endangerment and assault. Zhang was also charged with assault.

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Sara Ross

ANOTHER NJ license plate in Queens! I live in Queens and I see cars with NJ plates on every block in my neighborhood and in every part of Queens where I drive! Same thing with PA, Fl and other state plates. I even have a car in my area with Ontario plates. A little far from home. My heart goes out to the bakery owner. This piece of garbage destroyed his business and his dream.

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Disgusted Citizen

I am not condoning this but the more parking spaces are lost to cyclists and bus lanes there will be more “parking space fights” due to the number of entitled idiots out there.

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