First there was “Avocado-hand“. A couple of thugs in New York can now claim to have added “Avocado-jaw” to the medical lexicon as they attempted to make guacamole with a bodega worker’s face.
Video shows the workers cower and shield their faces as one suspect grabs from a pile of unripe avocados and start pelting them with the produce.
One worker, 21-year-old Amir Alzabibi, was hit so hard it broke his jaw and fractured his face, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.
“Throws it at his eyes, and the guy he needed surgery in his eyes,” the store’s owner, Hany Girgis, said.
“This was a dispute over a food order, and you see what happened,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. “This fellow is injured pretty badly. He’s got a facial fracture and he’s got a broken jaw.”
Video shows the suspect grab more produce as his accomplice joins the attack. The suspect tries climbing over the counter and throws bananas at the workers while the second man makes a mess of the shelves.
One of the suspects apparently ordered a sausage and cheese sandwich, but was given ham and cheese instead, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.
No word if Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance is going to try to rid the streets of assault fruit.. Perhaps he could conduct a series of sting operations against stores selling this dangerous produce. It worked so well with “gravity knives”.