Jennifer Millman

Man Arrested in Luggage-Flinging Attack on Woman at Queens Grocery Store

The two argued about a sales transaction and then the fight turned a bit more violent

Authorities have arrested a man they say heaved a piece of luggage at a grocery store worker after the two argued about a sale in the Queens shop last month. 

Police say the suspect, identified as 60-year-old Manuel Escobar of Brooklyn, got into a transaction-related argument with the 38-year-old store clerk around 12:30 a.m. May 17 at Hing Hing Grocery Store on Corona Avenue.

The details of the dispute weren't clear, but at some point, cops say the man grabbed a piece of luggage for sale and chucked it at the woman, leaving her with a head contusion. Surveillance video shows a man in a reflective vest hurtling an item outside the camera frame at the woman behind the counter. 

Escobar was arrested Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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