LINCOLN Neb. — A man drove through the front door of a restaurant Wednesday. The man, described as elderly by Lincoln’s fire chief, crashed through the front doors of Valentino’s Pizza just before noon on Wednesday. Once his car was through the doors, he ordered a pizza from inside his car. “He was gonna go ahead and order some pizza. So he wasn’t too upset about it evidently,” reported a witness. When emergency responders arrived, they took the man to the hospital. It was unclear whether or not he suffered any injuries, firefighters said, but his calm response to the crash could have indicated his cognitive functions were intact. “It was like he does it every day.”
Lincoln Fire Battalion Chief Leo Benes told The Associated Press that en route to the scene they were concerned that the crash would cause injury to patrons, but none were reported. The man’s small Honda Fit is just smaller than the restaurant’s front doors, so no structural damage was caused by the car, officials said. The restaurant was closed while the health department inspected the premises, but Valentino’s has already replaced the door.
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