It can be very disappointing to not get what you want, when you want it. But when one man allegedly didn’t get cigarettes and beer after trying to bum them off a stranger at a Brooklyn bodega, police say he fired back with a homemade bomb, throwing a Molotov cocktail into the 24-hour store.
Police have arrested a suspect accused of chucking the fireball at the clerk, which set both him and the store on fire, reports the New York Daily News.
The 35-year-old man allegedly asked the clerk before it went down for some free beer and cigs, but the worker had to turn him down.
“I said I can’t give credit because of my boss,” the clerk told the NYDN. “(I) no talk back. He talk mean, but he left. I thought that was it.”
Police say the man returned a few minutes later, lit the cocktail and hurled it into the store at about 2 a.m.
The worker says his jacket and hair caught fire, but he only suffered minor injuries.
“I just thank God I am okay. I am very lucky I survived,” he said yesterday.
The suspect turned himself in and is charged with attempted murder, assault, arson and criminal possession of a weapon.