Man Arrested After Beating Grocery Store Worker with Frozen Fish Because The Store Closed Early, Prosecutors Allege

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A Michigan man is behind bars after allegedly beating a grocery store worker with a frozen fish this past weekend, prosecutors claim per Insider.

The incident occurred at the Desi Fruit Market in Warren on Sunday night around 7:13 pm, prosecutors revealed. The suspect, reportedly became violent after the store clerk told him that the fish counter closed early because of Ramadan.

“The fish counter clerk explained that the fish counter closed at 7:00 pm due to the Ramadan holiday,”

the office’s press release said.

“The suspect became angry and argued with the clerk,”

the office’s press release added.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the man then grabbed a

“four-pound frozen hilsa fish, a kind of herring, and ‘assaulted the clerk on the head.’”

The grocery store clerk had to be taken to the hospital and the suspect was charged with one count of aggravated assault, reports reveal. 

“I never thought I’d have to say this, but if you assault someone with a fish in our county you will be prosecuted. A frozen fish is dangerous if you use it to hit someone on the head,”

Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido told Insider. 

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