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Angry NYC customer goes wild breaking glass at Queens restaurant

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A Chinese restaurant in Queens was vandalized on Saturday afternoon by a regular customer who had been kicked out of the establishment earlier in the day for not wearing pants, the owner said.

The disgruntled man returned to 4 Choices & A Soup on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing with a hammer at 4:40 p.m., smashing doors, windows and glass surrounding the food bar, according to the owner and security footage.

‘”He has already been to our store several times today. I have already asked my employee. My workers [said he had] been there before without pants,” Jenny Xie, 48, told The Post in a phone interview.

“Just disgusting. So we told him to get out.

“He had no underwear,” added the restaurateur.

It was not the first time the suspect had caused a stir at the restaurant, the owner said.

“He pees in front of the store. One day he had no [clothes] on.”

The suspect was filmed wearing a red t-shirt, swinging his hammer with reckless abandon, leaving widespread destruction and piles of shattered glass in his wake.

Security footage shows an irate man smashing through the glass doors of the 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant in Flushing, Queens.
Jenny Xie
Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
The male suspect had mental health issues as a regular customer, according to Jenny Xie.
Peter Gerber

The man sometimes visits the restaurant several times a day, talking to each other about his family in Chinese, the owner said.

“Everyone knows he has a mental problem, so most of the time we serve him right away,” Xie said. “We don’t wait too long to bring him his food.”

The unidentified suspect was quickly arrested and charges against him were pending, the NYPD said.

Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
Owner Jenny Xie says the suspect visits her restaurant daily.
Peter Gerber
Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
Peter Gerber

Despite his destructive outburst, Xie said she suspected he hadn’t taken his medication and hoped he would get psychiatric help.

“We think if he is on his meds he is very normal. He comes in and says ‘hello’ to us,” she said.

“We don’t want him to go to jail if he has mental problems because sometimes [mental patients] couldn’t control themselves.

Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
Shards of glass were knocked over outside the 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant in Flushing, Queens.
Peter Gerber
Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
The male suspect has been arrested, according to the NYPD.
Peter Gerber
Workers at 4 Choices & A Soup restaurant had to clean up a huge mess of broken glass left by a vandalizing customer.
The suspect was a customer who apparently walked into the restaurant without his underwear, according to Jenny Xie.
Peter Gerber

The disturbing incident came a day after a man was arrested for murdering a Chinese food delivery boy in Queens over an argument over duck sauce, and amid a spike in hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the United States.

Xie said she was worried about the safety of her all-female staff during the pandemic and had even started shutting down 4 Choices & A Soup earlier as more homeless and unstable people gathered. on Roosevelt Avenue in recent years.

“Our restaurant has been open for 18 years. We have never had this kind of situation. I’m so surprised he’s Chinese and he’s [an] old man,” she said of the suspect, believing he was over 50.