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California man crashes car into Fayetteville AutoZone

Posted December 23, 2013
Updated December 24, 2013

— Police say a man was injured Monday morning after he intentionally drove his car into the back of an AutoZone store in Fayetteville.

Michael Robert Bohnet, 22, of Benicia, Calif., was driving the white Mazda 6 when it crashed around 10:30 a.m., into the building, which shares a parking lot with a Walmart at 4509 Ramsey St.

Witnesses described the car barreling through the parking lot and smashing into the store. Employees were inside the store, but none were injured police said.

Bohnet was alert and talking when he was taken to a local hospital. He was later released.

It's unclear why Bohnet might have driven into the store.

Fayetteville police Lt. Todd Joyce said he is in the Army and that relatives told investigators that they have concerns about his mental wellbeing.

The auto parts store was closed Monday and was expected to remain closed until building inspectors could determine it is safe to reopen.


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  • HankScorpio Dec 27, 2013

    In his defense, their motto is "Get in the Zone"

  • mfarmer1 Dec 23, 2013

    he got mad because they kept raising their prices.

  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 23, 2013

    There to buy some brake parts maybe?

  • littlebobeep Dec 23, 2013

    I've heard of hitting the shops, but this is taking it too far.
    Hope the driver is alright though, not what you need at Christmas.

  • mafiamic Dec 23, 2013

    He won't have to go far to get the parts he needs to fix his car.Is there a body shop next door?

  • I know some stuff Dec 23, 2013

    driver was SENT to the hospital. Really? He wasn't asked? Or maybe he was sent to Drivers ED and declined that?
    English language can be strange, just like some reporting.

  • cjw6105 Dec 23, 2013

    Ramming a car into the auto zone on Ramsey Street. Definitely in the zone.........

  • PDMARTIN Dec 23, 2013

    Too bad Auto Zone doesn't sell driving lessons.

  • IndependentAmerican Dec 23, 2013

    Probably 'stopping in' to get new brakes.

  • cweaver1000 Dec 23, 2013

    Gives a whole new meaning to Get in the Zone. Auto Zone.