Police search for man who allegedly threw beer bottle at store clerk in Miramar

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for a man who allegedly threw a beer bottle at a store clerk in Miramar.

The man was purchasing cigarettes at the Miramar Food and Produce convenience store, located in the area of Southwest 64th Avenue and Miramar Parkway, at around 9 p.m. on March 29.

Surveillance video captured the moment the bottle hit store employee Osman Goni in the head. The victim is then seen throwing an object at the assailant.

“He has the one bottle, throws it in my face, in the counter,” said Goni, “and then gone.”

According to Goni, the customer said he had $3 when the cigarette pack was priced at $7.

Goni said the man then asked him for a discount, to which the worker refused.

“I said to him, ‘No, you can’t give me $3. The price is $7 or $8. You give me full money, then I give you my product,’” said Goni.

Goni said the man tried to walk out with the cigarettes. When another clerk stopped him, he got angry, grabbed two beer bottles from the store’s cooler and threw them at Goni.

One of the bottles hit the clerk right in the face, causing significant injuries to his forehead.

The subject then fled the scene in a dark sedan.

“When I call police, police come, he gone, running,” said Goni. “They did not catch him.”

The victim said it’s not the customer’s first time being aggressive, and he has threatened violence on some occasions.

“Sometimes he says, ‘I shoot you. I shoot you,'” he said.

On top of everything, Goni said, the man owed the store for a prior purchase.

“I also told him, ‘You already have $10 due, old money. You need to pay me now,’” he said. “He did not pay me yet.”

After this outburst, Goni said, he is no longer welcome back.

“I told him, ‘Please, you not come here.’ He’s not allowed in this store,” he said.

If you have any information on this man or his whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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