Sunday, August 20, 2006

Man drives into Kmart, then tries on some women's shoes

A car comes crashing into a Hampton, Va. Kmart, and the driver was just getting started.


HAMPTON, Va. -- Early Saturday morning a loud crash shattered the silence and the front window at a Hampton Kmart. The damage was extensive.

The 20-year-old driver is facing several charges, including driving under the influence of drugs. But it doesn't end there.

Police say Bryant Weiford drove through the front window, then got out of his car to try on clothes, perhaps taking shopping to a whole new level.

"The guy just drove through the front of the store with a car!" said store employee Jeff Ray.

Workers took stock of the mess early Saturday hour after a Kmart store off West Mercury Blvd. had closed. Police say a 1986 Pontiac driven by him crashed into the Kmart.

"I heard a loud crash. I thought it was a shelf falling, but then I heard car music and I knew somebody was in here" employee Vernita McClaurin told us.

Rey says he confronted Weiford.

"When I came over to ask him the first time, he kept walking to the shoe department and he changed his shoes and I said, what are you doing? He said, 'I'm just having fun', and I said, 'Well, I'm calling the police'"

"He went on to the women s shoe department and started trying on some women's shoes" Rey chuckled as he told the story.

"Then he went to the sporting goods department, looking for a gun" said McClaurin. "The police said he said he was going on a shooting rampage. Good thing they got him".

Weiford is being held in the Hampton city jail.

A spokesperson for Kmart declined to comment.