A Queens man bashed an aged Lengthy Island gasoline station employee with a metallic pipe after the clerk requested him to maintain his distance, police mentioned.
Hiram Vega, 41, of Flushing, was arrested Friday by Nassau County Police and charged with first diploma assault within the April three assault at a Freeport Shell gasoline station, in response to cops.
Vega was paying for his buy with a $10 invoice on the Merrick Highway retailer round 10:30 p.m. when the clerk requested him to again away, to forestall the attainable unfold of coronavirus, police mentioned.
Enraged, Vega retrieved a metallic bar from his automotive, got here again into the gasoline station and beat the 67-year-old clerk within the head, ribs and leg, leaving him with a “giant laceration” and fractured cranium, police mentioned.
Vega fled, and the sufferer was taken to the hospital.