Bushwick

Furious Bushwick breakfast sandwich customer nabbed

January 3, 2019 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Still image of an assault suspect during the altercation on Nov. 25. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

A 24-year-old Bushwick man was arrested on Thursday for assaulting a deli worker with loaves of bread and a bell while waiting for an unconventional New York City breakfast sandwich.

Edilberto Burgos faces up to 7 years in prison for going ham on a worker at the Hi Mango Natural Market on Nov. 25, 2018, when his bacon, egg and cheese on a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel wasn’t ready.

Police released video surveillance of Burgos shouting and throwing the items at the clerk preparing his order during the early morning hours on Flushing Avenue.

The loaves of bread and the metal bell — normally used to get an employee’s attention with a ring, not a toss — hit the worker on the head and torso, causing bruising and swelling. The 28-year-old employee went to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for treatment.

Burgos is expected to face a judge at Brooklyn Criminal Court later Thursday evening. He was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree menacing charges, police said.

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