PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local bakery was forced to temporarily close its doors and apartments upstairs were evacuated, following a Monday night crash.
According to police, an out-of-control drunk driver careened into the Schorr Family Bakery on Perrysville Avenue around 10:30 p.m.
Robert Czuba, 26, allegedly lost control, crashed into the bakery and then left the scene.
Police arrested him at his home on nearby East Street a short time later.
Tenants in the building were evacuated and the bakery storefront was left in shambles.
“That’s all we can do. Try to get everything for the holidays and I don’t want them to worry about their orders,” Ron Schorr said.
Schorr, his brother Jim, and father Tom were thankful the Chevy Trailblazer stopped where it did because it allowed them to get back in the kitchen and get the pies, bread and baked goods ready for Thanksgiving orders.
“It’s all hassle now. We got to make stuff for the other store and this store is [going to] be closed and this is a busy time. Everybody wants their pumpkin pies,” Tom Schorr said.
The Schorr family has another location in West View and were able to direct customers there to pick up their orders while work was done on the front of the shop.
All of the tenants were allowed back in their apartments last night.
As for the Schorr Family Bakery, they’re hoping to welcome customers back through their doors tomorrow morning.
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