An unidentified man went ballistic after a 7-Eleven clerk told him that his credit card had been declined in Orange County, California, on Feb. 11 (video below).
The Santa Ana Police Department released the store's surveillance video on April 5, notes KNBC.
According to police, the man was trying to buy a bag of M&M's when his card was declined. The clerk refused to allow him to take the treat out of the store, and the man hit the clerk on the head, pushed the cash register to the floor and shoved a printer.
He reportedly tossed bananas at another cashier, and pushed a second cash register off the counter.
According to police, the total damage is believed to be about $700.
Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said: "How do we know the card wasn't stolen? We don't at this point. I mean it wasn't reported. It just came up that it was non-sufficient funds to buy a 75 cent bag of M&M's."
Because the credit card was denied, only the last four digits were saved in the cashier's computer, so police are reportedly having a difficult time tracking the man down.
The police described the man in a press release: "Male White, 30-35 years, 5'10" - 5'11" tall, 180 - 200 lbs., medium to heavy build, short black natural hair, light complexion. Clothing: black RX glasses, green Fleece sweatshirt, blue denim/jeans."
In more bizarre crime news, a former Northern Kentucky student is suspected of faking stage 3 gastrointestinal cancer in order to get donations, notes WXIX.
Kelly Schmahl promoted (in writing) a Kelly's Klassic event to raise money for her alleged medical bills: "I have never been one to ask for much, especially when it comes to money and material things, but when I was diagnosed last September, financial support from those around me has become pivotal in my battle."
A police search warrant accused Schmahl of allegedly tricking her concerned donors out of about $7,500 from June 2016 to March 2017.
According to police, the 20-year-old woman used her cell phone to pretend that health care workers were communicating for her.
Schmahl's parents said in a statement that they were duped:
Our daughter is a caring, loving yet troubled young woman who is currently undergoing treatment for issues that precipitated this pretense and the results of it.
Like others in the community, we, too, believed our daughter was seriously ill with cancer and we are all searching for answers as to why she would participate in this deception. During the time that funds were being raised for Kelly, she did not live with us and we did not actively promote any fundraising efforts.
Our family, friends, and the good people of this community who generously gave time and money to this cause are anxious to learn what happened to the money that was raised for Kelly.
We do not know the answer to this question because we have never had access to these funds. However, we are cooperating with law-enforcement officials and we are hopeful they can help answer this question.
At this point, our main concern is with our daughter, who thankfully is away from this situation and getting the help she needs.
(Note: Incident begins at 60-second mark)