New York City deli clerk gets jaw broken in avocado attack

New York City deli clerk gets jaw broken in avocado attack

Police say the customers erupted in anger when there was confusion over their food order.

The first man then goes up to the counter, grabs a pile of bananas and throws them at the worker.

A tipster helped identify one of the two men caught on video in the freaky May 29 attack at the Stadium Gourmet Deli near Yankee Stadium on E. 161st St. and Walton Ave.

Police have released video footage of two men hurling avocados at a deli clerk and breaking his jaw last month. They became angry and the 21-year-old clerk tried to kick the two of them out.

He suffered a broken jaw along with fractures and a cut to his face.

Surveillance video shows one of the suspects casually grabbing several avocados before getting into a pitching position and throwing them at the clerk and other employees. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital for treatment, the Daily News reports.

Read: How Many Avocados Do Americans Eat?

Hani Jirgis, the store's owner, told ABC 7 his employee was very seriously hurt.

A description of both suspects was provided. "The second is also male, 25 to 30 years old, 5'7" to 5'10", 170 to 190lbs; last seen wearing a white t-shirt, a blue vest, blue jeans and blue and white sneakers.

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