Upset at Broken Bodega Lotto Machine, Man Pummels Clerk with ‘Wet Floor’ Sign on Canal Street

Posted on: February 2nd, 2021 at 5:02 am by

Photo: NYPD

A man pummeled a bodega clerk on Canal Street after an altercation over a broken Lotto machine, police said Friday as they released video of the attack.

The attacker began fighting with the worker inside the store – situated at Canal and Orchard Streets – at 2:15am on January 24. The customer was apparently angry that he couldn’t purchase a lottery ticket.

The dispute escalated, and the man grabbed the token yellow “wet floor” sign, and struck the worker over the head.

The worker suffered pain and swelling to his head and hand.

The suspect then fled eastbound on Canal Street in a black BMW, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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