A car plowed into a 7-Eleven store on Long Island Thursday afternoon, barely missing a customer at the checkout counter, police say and video shows.
Store surveillance cameras capture the car pulling into the Freeport convenience store parking lot on Guy Lombardo Avenue. Instead of stopping at the curb, the dark-colored sedan speeds up, crashing through the glass, knocking over two aisles before coming to a stop.
"I was like 'Oh, my God!' What the heck is going on, she zoomed right into the store," said store manager Tina Cruz.
Cruz described feeling paralyzed.
"All I could do was scream, and when I screamed, the other people standing at the counter took flight and ran," she said.
Cruz said the driver told her she meant to hit the brakes but hit the gas pedal instead.
"Thank God nobody got killed, it was a blessing," she said.
It was also a close call for Cruz's mother, Cindy Diabate, who is retired and spends her days sitting in the chair next to the lottery display, in the exact spot where the car barreled into.
"I would have been right under it," she said.
The driver, who walked away from the crash with no injuries, wasn't charged.
The store will remain open during repairs, Cruz said.