A New York man who complained about never getting enough duck sauce with his orders has been arrested for the death of a beloved delivery man.
According to New York Daily News, police arrested Glenn Hirsch, 51, on Wednesday and charged him with first-degree murder, in connection with the April death of Zhiwen Yan.
Yan, a delivery driver for Queens’ restaurant, Great Wall, was shot in the chest while on his scooter near 108th St. and 67th Drive in Forest Hills. The shooter then allegedly sped away in a Lexus SUV.
The restaurant’s owner told police that Hirsch had a similar vehicle, adding that the suspect had an ongoing beef with the restaurant and had previously made threats, New York Post reports.
“Zhiwen Yan was a beloved member of his Queens community whose tragic murder in April was heartbreaking,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a tweet Thursday. “@NYPDDetectives never relented in their investigation — and have now arrested 51-year-old Glenn Hirsch. He’s been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.”
Police said the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
“My husband wakes up every day and just works,” the victim’s wife, Eva Zhao said through a translator in April. “I keep crying. He meant everything to me. He took good care of me and the family.”
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The restaurant owner, Kai Yang, reportedly said the first incident happened in November 2021, when Hirsch complained about not getting enough duck sauce with his order. Yang said he offered Hirsch more packets and told him there was no charge.
“I want a refund,” Hirsch allegedly demanded, but Yang denied his request, which allegedly sent the suspect into a fit of rage.
Police were called to the disturbance and although officers asked the owner to give a refund, he said he refused. No arrests were made.
Then, on January 28, Hirsch allegedly returned to the restaurant while brandishing a gun in a menacing manner. He’s also accused of damaging the restaurant’s locks and vandalizing employees’ vehicles.
Hirsch is scheduled for arraignment Thursday at the Queens Criminal Court.
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[Feature Photo: Zhiwen Yan & his wife/Handout]