New York City deli clerk gets jaw broken in avocado attack

Surveillance video shows a violent assault on a deli worker in the Bronx.         
                                     CBS New York

Surveillance video shows a violent assault on a deli worker in the Bronx. CBS New York

The suspect was angry about an order when he started hurling avocados and bananas, police said.

CBS reported Tuesday that the incident occurred after the men tried to order food and a deli worker who did not speak English could not understand them.

The NYPD is looking for two men they say assaulted a bodega worker with avocados and bananas in the Bronx, leaving him with a broken jaw.

Police say the 21-year-old employee was behind the counter at the stadium gourmet deli at the time.

He suffered cuts and fractures to his face as well as a broken jaw.

He was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.

In the video, one of the suspects begins by grabbing the avocados and throwing them like a baseball pitcher at the clerk who appeared to be less than 10 feet from him, hitting him square in the head.

Near the end of the video, the first man leaped over the counter and appeared to try to grab a worker.

"This action, what he do, it's not normal", an employee told a local NBC affiliate.

A description of both suspects was provided. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, a blue vest, blue jeans and blue and white sneakers.

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