The proprietor of the Chinese restaurant whose deliveryman was killed in an alleged duck-sauce dispute says he’s barely staying afloat, struggling to search out supply staff — and might’t even go close to duck sauce now.
“I don’t want to touch it,” stated Ken Yang, proprietor of Great Wall in Queens, to The Post on Sunday. “I can’t because it brings back bad memories.”
Yang visibly jumped again when a Post photographer requested the proprietor if he may pose for a photograph holding a duck-sauce container.
Yang added that when it comes time to refilling the container with duck-sauce packets on the entrance of the eatery, “My employees do it.”
Yang stated he’s nonetheless rattled by the capturing loss of life of his deliveryman Zhiwen Yan, 45, greater than a month later.
On Wednesday, alleged shooter Glenn Hirsch, 50, was lastly arrested within the horrific case.
Yang stated he has misplaced enterprise and continues to battle to search out supply staff for the reason that slaying.
Hirsch was apparently angered for months over the quantity of duck sauce he acquired in a take-out order and ultimately took his ire out on the hardworking Yan, authorities stated.
“We lost business [after the shooting]. I am still losing business. I can’t get any delivery guys to work,” Yang stated. “Nobody desires to do it as a result of it’s not protected. They are afraid.
“The community helps me. They come in more because I can’t deliver to them. I thank them for that. I need the community to continue to support my business.”
Yang stated he’s grateful authorities arrested Hirsch, who he known as “very dangerous,” however remains to be watching his again.
“I need an order of protection for me and my employees. That’s very important,” he stated. “I would like the police to do one thing for our security. I would like them to patrol the world, come round.
“He should go to prison, and they should not let him out,” Yang stated of the suspect. “Let him stay there forever. I need my community to be safe.”
Yang stated he desires to place up a partition on the entrance of the eatery however can’t afford to.
“I’m going to put up glass,” he stated, pointing to the counter space. “Right now, it’s open, it’s not protected. If my staff are doing one thing, they don’t seem to be trying, they don’t see what’s occurring.
“I don’t have the money to do it right now, but I need it. It’s important for me and my employees to be safe.”
Hirsch bombarded the Great Wall with cellphone calls and even known as 911 on them for months after he turned irate over the quantity of duck sauce he acquired in a take-out order final yr, authorities stated.
He was arraigned Thursday in Queens Supreme Court and charged with second-degree homicide, weapons possession, stalking and menacing and ordered held with out bail.
Yang vowed to be there for Yan’s household, together with his widow and three children.
“I lost my brother,” Yang stated, placing his hand over his left chest space. “I’ll bear in mind him for the remainder of my life. He goes to be in my coronary heart ceaselessly.
“This has changed my life forever.”
Yang stated he hasn’t spoke to Yan’s widow, Eva Zhao, for the reason that arrest.
“Right now, she is very sad. I don’t want to talk to her too much,” Yang stated. “Talking to her brings everything back up, and I don’t want to hurt her anymore than she is already hurting.”
Zhao waved off a Post reporter who knocked on her door Sunday.
“We are all relieved that someone has been arrested,” Zhao stated in a press release launched Thursday by way of her lawyer.
At Hirsch’s Briarwood condominium constructing, a neighbor stated, “I’ve by no means seen him, and I hope I by no means see him.
“He is locked up now, he’ll have a trial, and [I] hope he will be locked up forever so he will never come back here.”
Hirsch’s condominium peephole was coated in black tape.