Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Men Attack NYC Deli Clerk With Avocados, Bananas

Surveillance video shows a violent assault on a deli worker in the Bronx.         
                                     CBS New York Surveillance video shows a violent assault on a deli worker in the Bronx. CBS New York
Kelley Robertson | 15 June, 2017, 02:35

Surveillance video shows two men slinging avocados like fastballs.

Police say they drove away in a dark-colored sedan in an unknown direction.

The New York Police Department has identified a person of interest in an odd attack that took place at a Bronx deli.

Police say the 21-year-old employee was behind the counter at the stadium gourmet deli at the time.

The video shows one man, wearing a black t-shirt, grab avocados from a stand and start pelting them at the worker behind the counter. Another employee tries to dodge the flying fruit.

"This action, what he do, it's not normal", an employee told a local NBC affiliate.

He suffered cuts and fractures to his face as well as a broken jaw. The staff at Lincoln Hospital treated him for his injuries.

"They start arguing with each other and the customer grabbed the avocado and threw it right in his face".

The men also smashed watermelons and tossed merchandise before leaving the store.

"Throws it at his eyes, the guy he needed surgery in his eyes", the store's owner, Hany Girgis, said.

The two men were caught on surveillance video throwing avocados at the deli worker.

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