An impatient man who flipped out while waiting for his food order at a Bushwick deli is wanted for assaulting a deli employee, according to police. Video shows the irate customer pounding his fist on the deli display case and screaming, “Make my cinnamon raisin toasted bagel with bacon, egg and cheese RIGHT NOW! Right f—king now! Make my s–t right now!”
The NYPD says the incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on November 25th, at the Hi Mango Natural Market at 1055 Flushing Avenue. According to police, the man got into a dispute with the employee making food orders, and the argument “escalated into a physical altercation, at which time the male threw merchandise at the employee striking him about the head and torso causing bruising and swelling.”
The deli worker, Sanjay Patel, told NBC New York that he had explained there were other customers ahead of him and that the order might take 5-10 minutes, which seemed to greatly upset the man. “He just kept throwing stuff at my head,” Patel said, noting items included “a bag of bread, a computer tablet, a metal stand lying on the counter and a hand basket.”
The suspect fled in an unknown direction. He is described as being in his late teens or early twenties, and having a thin build, and a dark beard, and was last wearing all green clothing.
Here’s the silent, slow-motion version of the video distributed by the NYPD:
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