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Pigtown open for business despite car driving through storefront

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 07:17:59-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Police are investigating after a driver backed a car into a storefront Saturday on Washington Boulevard before pulling away.

According to the business owner and nearby witnesses, the driver hit three vehicles and a motorcycle before allegedly ditching the car.

WMAR-2 News obtained a copy of nearby surveillance video showing a white Mercedes pulling up parking near 771 Washington Boulevard, waiting and than backing up over the curb into the business.

Similar video was turned over to Baltimore City Police.

Waiter Andre Pittman said he was worried for customers.

"I got scared when I saw saw the crash," Pittman said. " I immediately went out to check on that the ladies that were sitting right here. They were well gone and everything it just kind of came down, crashing on me. At first I didn’t believe it to be real. I was like, 'this isn’t happening right now.'"

Despite the damage to Breaking Bread, owner Kim Ellis says the restaurant is open for business.

"It could have been a lot worse," Ellis said. "Luckily no one was hurt. That was Saturday and by the end of Saturday we were boarded up and now we’re onto the next fire, we’re onto the next issue and we’re thankful."

Not only is the staff back to mixing up the restaurants famous sticky wings, but Ellis is still able to continue making boxed meals for those in the community who need them."

"I'm here for my community, just like they're here for me," Ellis said. "We're all in this together."

Ellis said police were able to track down the vehicle but there's no word if the driver had been arrested.

If you have information about this crime you're asked to give Metro Crime Stoppers a call at 1-866-7LOCKUP.