Shoppers lucky to survive car crashing through front door

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) — Incredible security camera footage shows the moment on Friday when a car slammed into a Memphis, Tennessee jewelry store, striking two customers inside.

It was just a normal Friday in Weimar’s Jewelry until, all of a sudden, it wasn’t. A Ford 500 slammed through the front door around 9:15 a.m.

Gary Kreis, who was sitting inside the store, was thrown about 15 feet and covered in glass. Luckily, the worst he got from the impact was a hairline fracture in his ankle.

“After I saw the video, it scared me,” Kreis said. “I thought, lucky, lucky, lucky.”

And another man, Stan, also suffered minor injuries.

“I’ve got 15 stitches there and then I got more here and in here,” Stan said.

The victims and store owner say they have no hard feelings toward the man who drove into the store. That man told police he mistakenly pressed the gas instead of the break.

“It’s an accident,” Wiemar said. “It happens every day. He wasn’t coming in to rob me; he wasn’t coming in to kill me. He was coming in to do business with me. It happens.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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