Doesn’t take a detective to realize some sort of vehicle smashed into the Edible Arrangements store at the corner of LaBrea and Fountain Friday evening. As you can see from the photo above (and after the jump), the impact busted in the corner of the building, shattering windows on both sides.
When I arrived, all that was keeping out potential looters was a barrier made of A frames and yellow warning tape. No security could be spotted, while dozens of stuffed animals were spread like carnage amidst the shattered glass.
This Edible Arrangements also happens to be adjacent to High Voltage Tattoo, where Kat Von D plans to try and ink 400 people in 24 hours next Friday – the storefronts literally share a wall (you can barely see the High Voltage Tattoo at the top left of the stitched image above).
UPDATE: TMZ has video from shortly after this accident happened, while High Voltage Tattoo was open, showing a white pickup truck in the corner of the building, while police actively attempt to free a driver and passenger from a car using the jaws of life (I think). The footage is from before and after emergency crews arrived. Watch it here. (thanks Tekey!)
The intersection, by the way, contains a red light camera that I wouldn’t be surprised if contributed to an accident there. The change from yellow to red at this stop feels especially short, which, at least for me, leads to frequent awkward moments deciding whether or not to gun it or slamming on the brakes when confronted with a yellow. The fear of a $500 (roughly) tickets can impair common sense over what’s the safest thing to do. Of course, whether or not the timing of the light or presence of the camera contributed to the accident is 100% speculation.
Stuffed animals for the taking!