Police: Florida man angry over cost of cigarettes hits clerk with beer bottle

Surveillance video shows a man who threw a beer bottle at a convenience store clerk.

MIRAMAR, Fla. — A Florida man used a beer bottle to score a nicotine knockout last week.

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The man, who wanted to buy a pack of cigarettes at a Miramar convenience store March 29, did not want to pay the $7 price, WPLG reported.

When the man could not negotiate the price downward, he allegedly threw a beer bottle at the clerk, causing the worker to suffer a cut above his eye, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The victim, Osman Goni, told WPLG the man refused to pay full price for the cigarettes.

The attacker said, “No! I gave you $3, so you have to give it to me!'" Goni told the television station.

Goni, who is the convenience store's night manager, told the man to leave the store, the Sun-Sentinel reported. However, the man went to the cooler, grabbed a bottle and threw it at Goni's head, cutting him above his right eye, according to police.

"He came and grabbed two bottles of beer and went again to the register, and (I) served another customer and he had two bottles in two hands and one bottle he threw at my face," Goni told WPLG.

The subject then fled the scene in a dark sedan, WSVN reported. The incident was caught on the store's surveillance camera, the television station reported.