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Bodega Worker Arrested For Slashing Man Who Trashed His Store, Police Said

By Dartunorro Clark | January 6, 2017 3:35pm | Updated on January 9, 2017 9:54am
 Police said the clerk stabbed the customer in the head after the customer trashed the store. 
Police said the clerk stabbed the customer in the head after the customer trashed the store. 
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EAST HARLEM — A worker at a Madison Avenue bodega stabbed a customer who was trashing the store  on New Year’s Eve, police said.  

The customer, 33-year-old Omar Parker, walked into the store at 2020 Madison Ave. around 1 a.m. and started to destroy property inside, police said.

Parker began to throw six large glass jars containing food and a bread box made of plexiglass at the clerk’s window, two of which hit 33-year-old Nishwan Almansouri in the chest and leg, prosecutors said.

Police said the store damage cost roughly $250.

Almansouri told police the tirade was because Parker had come into the store half an hour earlier yelling and causing a disturbance and was told to leave.

After Parker trashed the store, prosecutors said Almansouri cut him on the top of his head with scissors causing a jagged gash, heavy bleeding and a fractured skull, according to police and prosecutors.

Parker was taken to Harlem Hospital for his injuries and Almansouri suffered minor injuries, police said.

Both men were arrested. Parker was charged with attempted assault and criminal mischief while Almansouri was charged with assault.

Police also said Parker was carrying six bags of marijuana.

Parker is due back in court on April 3. Almansouri is scheduled to appear on March 15.

Lawyers for the men did not immediately respond to requests for comment.