UPDATED: Man In Custody After Attempting to Strike Pedestrians With Truck, Threaten to Shoot People, in Lakewood Supermarket Parking Lot [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

As first reported on TLS Communities, a suspect is in custody after allegedly attempting to strike pedestrians in a supermarket parking lot in Lakewood.

The incident took place shortly before 10:00 AM at the Evergreen supermarket parking lot, where a truck driver was seen speeding up and down the parking lot, which witnesses said was an attempt to strike pedestrians.

A witness on scene told TLS he heard the driver also threaten to shoot people.

Multiple police officers responded to the scene, and after a brief investigation took the man into custody.

It is unclear at this time what led up to this incident, or if the man was the official driver of the truck, but police are reviewing footage and interviewing witnesses.


UPDATE: Statement from the Lakewood Police Department:

Just before 9:30 this morning, the Lakewood Police Department received a call regarding a disorderly person at the Evergreen Supermarket located at 945 River Avenue. While enroute, our dispatch center advised that the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Christopher Borker of Brooklyn, was attempting to strike a 45-year-old employee with his box truck.
Arriving officers learned that Borker, who was delivering supplies, had initiated a verbal altercation after he tried taking a u-boat from a store employee who was using it at the time. The altercation escalated when Borker threatened to get a gun and shoot the employees. He then returned to his truck and attempted to strike at least one employee who was in the parking lot. He was arrested at the scene without incident. Thankfully no one was injured during this reckless act and no firearm was found.
Although this investigation is still active, there is nothing to suggest that this dangerous act was motivated by race or religion, and charges for Terroristic Threats, Aggravated Assault as well as a motor vehicle summons for Reckless Driving are forthcoming.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Michael Dennis Jr at 732-363-0200 ext 5348


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  1. Either your title is wrong or the article is wrong: the title states that he attempted to shoot people. The article says he was heard threatening to shoot people. Big difference. Please straighten this out.

  2. Almost feel bad for him. Looks to me like he was trying to scare people with the truck and making empty threats. Watching how careful he is on the turns even though he was so mad. If he was trying to kill anyone he could have smashed into them where they were sheltering next to the cars. Looks like a bad case of road rage. Glad he surrendered peacefully and hope he learns to manage his anger a little better.

  3. Please guys spread the word.
    I spoke to someone today Wednesday and he did not hear this story.
    We have to be all super careful and alert in parking lots
    especially with children whom are running all over the place.
    This driver was from NY. We all know that sections of NY is pretty close to a jungle.
    This particular driver was employed by a Jewish company in NY and he was delivering food.
    This story also goes to show that we have to be extremely careful not to hurt the feelings of another human being.

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