Apparently, the customer isn’t always right — at least not at this store.
Police said that on Tues., Jan. 5, around 3:30 p.m., a 34-year-old man was inside a grocery store at 200 W. 14th St. — at the southwest corner of 14th St. and Seventh Ave. — when he got into a verbal dispute with an employee over his credit card being overcharged.
The store worker reportedly became irate and started swinging a black knife, slashing the victim once on the lower right side of his back. The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
The suspect is described as around 28 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds, with curly black hair, and last seen wearing a white undershirt, blue pants and black sneakers.
Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect from the incident location.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.