From Daily Mail:
A belligerent New York man allegedly punched a female Carvel store worker in the face several times after she confronted him about an expired ‘free cone’ coupon he handed her and the unpaid $3.50 he still owed when he walked out.
Local police say William Hotz, 59, walked into the Carvel on Dutch Broadway in Valley Stream, Long Island, on Wednesday morning and ordered a single ice cream cone.
The female clerk, 55, handed him his scoop, and Hotz reportedly handed her the ‘One Free Ice Cream Cone’ coupon that had expired, NBC New York reports.
When the Carvel worker pointed out the expiration date and asked Hotz to pay for the cone, the suspect turned around and walked toward the door, she said.
The worker confronted Hotz outside the store, at which point he allegedly punched her several times in the face.
The worker was left with her a cut lip and swelling, police say.
Officers responded at the scene and tried to take Hotz into custody, but he allegedly resisted, as he flailed his arms and twisted his body out of their reach.
After a struggle, the suspect was placed in handcuffs and arrested on robbery and resisting arrest charges, according to NBC.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.