Man Bashes NYC Chinatown Deli Clerk With Floor Sign, Flees Scene

New York Chinatown

A store clerk was attacked in New York Chinatown after telling a customer that the lotto machine was already closed for the night.

According to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), a man entered a deli on Canal St. at Orchard St. in Manhattan at around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday. He argued with the store clerk because he wanted to use the lottery machine.

Local authorities released a video on Thursday showing how the man turned violent and hit the store clerk’s head with a floor safety sign, the New York Daily News reports.

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In the clip, the man swings the yellow sign at the clerk’s head. The man is then shown calling someone on his phone. He reportedly fled the scene with a black BMW, driving east on Canal St.

Meanwhile, the unnamed victim sustained swelling and pain to his head and hand.

The suspect is still unidentified, and the case remains under investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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Feature Image via NYPD News

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