Shop owner threatens to stab man in sweets row

Alex Dunham
Alex Dunham - [email protected] • 2 Dec, 2013 Updated Mon 2 Dec 2013 14:33 CEST
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An elderly shopkeeper in Valencia threatened to cut a customer's throat after he complained about the quality of his sweets.


Spanish police arrested the 65-year-old shop owner after the victim said he had been threatened.

The man, who was with his one-year-old daughter at the time, had bought some wine gums for her at the store.

When he realized the sweets were hard and stale, he returned to the shop in the hope of getting his money back.

The disgruntled shopkeeper retreated to the storeroom to then return with a 21cm (eight-inch) knife in his hand.

He then mimicked cutting the customer’s throat, Spanish news agency EFE reported on Monday.

Police arrested the shop owner, who had a criminal record. 



Alex Dunham 2013/12/02 14:33

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