Bushwick

Hangry customer assaults Bushwick deli worker with bread and bell

December 6, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Still image of an assault suspect during the altercation on Nov. 25. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a deli customer who went ham on the man making his breakfast sandwich and threw a bell at him.

Around 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 25, a man walked into the Hi Mango Natural Market on Flushing Avenue and got into a dispute with a 28-year-old employee, police said.

The argument escalated while the clerk was making the customer’s bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. The customer was seen on video screaming and banging his hands, balled into fists, on the glass refrigerator that separated him from the worker.

The customer threw loaves of bread and the store’s attention bell at the worker’s head and torso. Police said the attack caused bruising and swelling to the employee, who was treated for his injuries at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

The hangry customer is described as a Hispanic man in his late teens or early 20s, thin and with a dark beard. He was last seen wearing all green clothing as he fled the location empty handed.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.