Shocking video shows car smashing into Fayetteville tattoo parlor

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Shocking surveillance video shows the moment a car went flying into a tattoo parlor in Fayetteville.

It happened Sunday afternoon at Best Ink Fayetteville off of Skibo Road.

"I was watching a movie on my iPad and it sounded like a train noise so I thought it came from the movie," said Dominique Velazquez.

At the time, Velazquez had no idea what he heard was a car crashing through the storefront of Best Ink Tattoos in Fayetteville.

"I looked up and everything just everything just caved in so I ducked and just got low," said Velazquez.

His artist, Dre Perkins, was in the back of the shop prepping for the appointment.

He remembers hearing glass shatter and seeing his client escape toward him.

"Tried to check on the girl in the car, trying to see who all was in there and she was shaking and panicking but that was the worry so I went outside to make sure nobody was ran over outside....you know glass everywhere," said Perkins.

Dominique, Dre and the driver all escaped with only minor injuries.

The damage to the shop was substantial, forcing them to move to a makeshift space in Hope Mills.

Shop co-owner Carlos Tolentino says all things considered, he's grateful nothing worse happened.

"I'm just glad nobody really got hurt, you know everything can be replaced like all the damages. We are unable to work at the shop right now but we got this in-between place we can work out of while we get the new shop up and running again," said Tolentino.

"I feel super lucky, I bet I've watched that video a hundred times by now and it was too close," said Dominique.

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