A female Southern California store clerk was punched in face after a man who was attempting to buy a Swisher Sweets cigar refused to pay full price. During the incident, the man requested the cigar and put a dollar down on the counter. The clerk, “Yadira,” informed him that the cigar cost $1.41. The man refused to pay and became very agitated. The entire scene was captured on video by the store’s surveillance camera.
“He just says, ‘Well, this is all I have….(expletive) whatever.’ And I was like, ‘You need to get out of the store.’ I was like, ‘I’m sorry.’ And he tries to snatch it,” Yadira, 23, said.
Following that exchange, the man leaned across the counter, punched her in the face and then left, The Blaze reported.
“Really, over 41 cents? Imagine if he got like that — imagine what else would have happened. That’s the thing that came to my head. I hope it doesn’t ever happen to anybody,” Yadira said. “There are cowards out there that are willing to do stupid stuff.”
Police are still looking for leads in the case.
The video of the incident is below: