Not even a dead body could stop these determined “Cronuts” customers in New York City.
A man’s corpse was discovered on a bench outside the original Cronuts bakery in SoHo early Friday — but at least a dozen pastry-craving customers persisted in lining up alongside the tragedy.
“I didn’t see anyone leave the line,” said Chinatown resident Molly Young, 29, who happened by the bizarre scene outside the famed Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street. “It didn’t put a dent in anyone’s appetite.”
Another witness, Jessica Wright, 26, said that one customer did duck out of the line — briefly — to inform the bakery of “the dead guy” spotted on a wooden sidewalk bench some 40 feet from the store.
“A guy in line was waiting for a Cronut and saw a body on the first bench. He bought it to the attention of a Dominique Ansel Bakery employee,” Wright told The Post. “She saw the dead guy and called 911. They came and pronounced him dead.”
The cronut, a cross between a croissant and a doughnut — became a food craze in 2013. The confection is so popular, that the line outside the bakery is typically a half-block long.
A source told The Post that the corpse was that of a neighbor, Andrew Lang, 47, whose death did not appear suspicious. He had been dead for about ten hours, the source said.