After being requested to wear a mask inside the business, a disgruntled customer coldcocked the 68-year-old proprietor of a Manhattan Army surplus store in a caught-on-camera attack, authorities said Wednesday.
According to authorities, the obstinate shopper entered Kaufman’s Army & Navy Store on W. 42nd St. near Eighth Ave. shortly before 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 and walked away when the proprietor ordered him to put on a mask.
When the man was forced to leave the store, he argued with the owner and an employee then shoved and struck the older victim, according to police.
The unmasked man hollers at the victim and gets into his face before getting aggressive, according to surveillance video released by the NYPD on Wednesday.
The store owner was brought to Lenox Hill Healthplex with a bloody bruising.
According to investigators, the obnoxious customer fled in a cab.
A Caucasian man with a light beard and a tattoo on his dominant wrist is the ruffian. He was last spotted wearing a dark-colored baseball hat, black hooded jacket, red Nike shirt, blue trousers, and black boots on the day of the attack.
Anybody with any knowledge on his location is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.
Last month, a man assaulted the proprietor of a Midtown military surplus store who asked him to wear a face mask inside the store, according to police.
The suspect allegedly argued with the 68-year-old proprietor of Kaufman Army and Navy Store before punching him in the head at around 5:55 p.m., according to the NYPD. on November 20th
According to investigators, the perpetrator fled the West 42nd Avenue store in a taxi following the incident and was still on the loose as of late Tuesday.
According to investigators, the victim was treated at Lenox Hill Healthplex after becoming bloodied and swollen as a result of the struggle.