• Driver runs off after slamming car into Plaza Midwood tattoo parlor

    By: Tina Terry

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are looking for the driver of a car that plowed into a tattoo shop Monday morning along Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood.

    The crash happened around 5 a.m. near the intersection of Central Avenue and 10th Street.

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    Channel 9 could see the vehicle smashed into the window of the business, knocking out some of the surrounding bricks.

    Channel 9 learned that the same building was also hit by a car in April 2017.

    "Please stop hitting my business with your cars,” owner Zack Decker said. “But my goodness, don't drink and drive. We believe it was a (drunken) driver.”

    The business owner believes growth in Plaza Midwood is contributing to crashes there.  

    "There (are) more people than ever,” Decker said. “Charlotte's growing, and I think this is an unintended consequence.”

    A tow truck was able to pull the car out, but police said the driver ran from the scene before officers arrived.

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