GLENDALE ( — An elderly man Wednesday drove his car 50 feet into a jewelry store in Glendale.

Fire officials responded at 12:31 p.m. to the Arka Bijouterie jewelry store in the 300 block of N. Brand Boulevard.

The 83-year-old driver hit the accelerator of his Honda Accord rather than the brakes and plunged into the building, police said.

(credit: Matt Hartman/Shorealone Films)

(credit: Matt Hartman/Shorealone Films)

The owner of the store, Arbin Davtyan, told KNX1070’s Ed Mertz the vehicle came crashing in right after he said goodbye to a customer.

The car took out several jewelry display cabinets and scattered the diamonds, rings and other valuables in a trail of glass.

“I’m still in shock… I still can’t believe it.

“My body’s kinda weak still,” Davtyan said.

A passenger in the vehicle was treated for neck pain.


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