A Brooklyn resident who attempted to run over a worker with his truck at the Evergreen Kosher Market in Lakewood and threatened to shoot workers were taken into custody this afternoon.
The incident occurred this morning at the store, which is situated at 945 River Avenue, according to Captain Gregory Staffordsmith of the Lakewood Police Department.
When advised that the u-boat he was using was already in use, the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Christopher Borker, argued with a store clerk while bringing supplies to the business.
As he drove past the parking lot, Borker declared that he would obtain a pistol and shoot store employees. He also attempted to strike at least one Evergreen employee.
A video shared on social media shows a white box truck with “Freunds Fish” written on its doors speeding past the store’s Pesach tent before circling back to the exact location as customers in the parking lot run for cover.
Police detained Borker, who will likely be charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and receiving a ticket for careless driving.
Police noted that although the investigation is ongoing, it does not seem like the act was motivated by race or religion.
When queried about the event, an Evergreen customer service agent declined to comment, and a manager at Freund’s Fish hung off the phone.
DEVELOPING: Man in truck allegedly attempts to strike pedestrians as he speeds through a supermarket parking lot in Lakewood. Police responding. pic.twitter.com/VDknGVVsuL
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