Zhiwen Yan’s alleged killer Glenn Hirsch busted at NYC eatery before

The Queens man charged with gunning down a Chinese food delivery worker had been busted before in a reign of terror over duck sauce — but was still free when his beef with the eatery became deadly, police sources said.

Accused killer Glenn Hirsch, who had twice been arrested at Great Wall Chinese restaurant, is now finally in custody and facing murder charges in the April 30 cold-blooded slaying of beloved restaurant delivery worker Zhiwen Yan.

“We report so many times,” restaurant owner Kai Yang told The Post Thursday.

Glenn Hirsch, the man accused of murdering Chinese food delivery driver Zhiwen Yan, is walked out of the 122nd Precinct on June 2, 2022.
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Glenn Hirsch, the man accused of murdering Chinese food delivery driver  Zhiwen Yan, had been arrested twice before at the Great Wall restaurant in Queens.
Hirsch had been arrested twice before at the Great Wall restaurant in Queens.
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“We gave the picture and everything to the police department,” Yang said. “The whole month, everybody (was) scared.”

Now, he said, “everybody’s strong to support the family.”

Yang said Hirsch’s beef with Great Wall began in November when he complained that he was shorted on duck sauce after picking up an order.

Hirsch allegedly slashed the tires of a car owned by restaurant owner Kai Yang and also threatened workers with a gun, according to police sources.
Hirsch allegedly slashed the tires of a car owned by restaurant owner Kai Yang and also threatened workers with a gun, according to police sources.
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Police at the scene of where Yan was killed during a delivery in Forest Hills, Queens on April 30, 2022.
Police at the scene where Zhiwen Yan was killed during a delivery in Forest Hills, Queens, on April 30, 2022.
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In December, Hirsch, 51, was arrested after he reportedly vandalized Yang’s silver Lexus RV300 outside the eatery, causing $250 worth of damage, police sources said.

On Jan. 28, Hirsch was back and busted again after he allegedly walked into the restaurant, asking workers, “Do you remember me?” before flashing a gun and slashing the tires on Yang’s new car, the sources said.

According to police, Hirsch shot Yan while he was driving his scooter while making a delivery.
According to police, Hirsch shot Yan while he was driving his scooter while making a delivery.

Yang told The Post last month that the workers, including Yan, wrestled the alleged gunman to the floor until police showed up during the gun incident.

Then in April came Yan’s fatal shooting.

Police said Hirsch spotted Yan on a scooter near 108th Street and 67th Drive in Forest Hills around 9:30 p.m., got out of his car and fatally shot the deliveryman.

Hirsch remained on the loose until Wednesday, when police executed a warrant and arrested him at his apartment.

He is awaiting arraignment Thursday on murder and weapons charges.

“We are all relieved that someone has been arrested,” Yan’s heartbroken widow, Eva Zhao, said in a statement released Thursday through her attorney.

“We are grateful to the NYPD and have full confidence that the Queens District Attorney will bring justice to Zhiwen, a loving and kind husband, father, son, friend and community member,” the statement said.

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