After driving a car into the foyer of a hotel-turned-homeless refuge in New York City, a lady is on the run from the cops.
According to ABC News’ New York City station WABC, the incident occurred just after 11 p.m. Monday in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, when police say a woman — who may have been a resident of the homeless shelter — drove a car straight through the front lobby of the Ramada by Wyndham on Gerard Avenue after an alleged ongoing dispute with the shelter.
It’s unclear what the lady and the homeless shelter had been fighting over, but officials say it came to a head when the woman fled and then returned by ramming her car into the facility, injuring three people. Their current state is unclear.
The aftermath of the collision was chaotic, with the car visible deep within the hotel lobby and near the elevators.
“I’m hearing a lot of screams.” I have no idea what’s going on. Following the event, eyewitness Ann Marie Parker told WABC, “I heard a loud explosion and people screaming.” “I get a whiff of gas. Asthma is a problem for me. So I take the elevator downstairs. As soon as I exit the elevator, she begins driving towards me. I took a step back as if to say, “Oh my God.” “I was on the verge of having a heart attack.”
According to WABC, police believe the suspect left the crime scene on foot and is currently at large.
According to WABC, this event occurs as New York City attempts to remove hundreds of homeless people who were temporarily sheltered in hotels during the epidemic. The most recent effort, however, was recently halted after the Legal Aid Society filed a complaint alleging that the evictions violate the rights of individuals residing in the shelters.