Angry customer drives SUV into NC restaurant, employee says

A man drove his car into a Mooresville, North Carolina, restaurant, on Thursday night, police said.
A man drove his car into a Mooresville, North Carolina, restaurant, on Thursday night, police said.

Credit: WSOCTV.com

Credit: WSOCTV.com

A car crashed into a North Carolina restaurant Thursday evening, police said.

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Authorities said multiple people suffered minor injuries at Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill in Mooresville.

An employee said a man who was allegedly drunk became angry after he wasn't allowed in the restaurant, so he drove his SUV through the bar.

The driver, whose name has not be released, was arrested.

The employee said the customer was drunk before arriving at the bar, which is why he wasn't allowed in. The bar was full of people for $1 beer night.

“It sounded like a hand grenade went out, just a big loud boom and shattering,” employee Tyler Knight said. “I was standing in the room back, in the kitchen.”

Witnesses said an employee held the driver down until police arrived, while also protecting him from angry restaurant patrons.