Grocery Store Dispute Ends with Man in Coma

A dispute over an express checkout line at a Miami Beach grocery store ended with one man in a coma and police looking for the suspect in the attack that was all caught on video.

Mohammad Hussein was waiting to check out at the M&L Market on Collins Avenue at 74th Street last Monday behind a man with a basketful of groceries.

Hussain called out the other shopper for using the express line with so many groceries in his basket, and the shopper knocked him to ground, police said.

“He got into an exchange of words with the subject over the use of the line,” said Officer Ernesto Rodriguez. “The subject became agitated, turned around, and smacked the victim to the ground.”

Police said Hussein was knocked out before he even hit the ground, and when his head hit the ground, it whipped back with such intensity that blood immediately began to pool around where he was lying.

Hussein suffered a head laceration and has been in a coma for the past week, police said.

“We’re under the impression the subject does live in the area,” Officer Rodriguez said.

If you have any information about the suspect or the attack, call Miami Beach Police or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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