When a California 7-Eleven customer entered the establishment, he must have had only one thing on his mind – M&Ms. Because after his credit card was declined while trying to purchase a 75-cent bag of M&Ms, he flew into a rage and destroyed the store.
Recently, the Santa Ana police released surveillance camera photo to the public which shows what happened during the February event. Simply put, the maniac ransacked the convenience store after he failed to pay for the bag of M&Ms candy.
“In a fit of anger, the suspect struck the cashier in the head, pushed one cash register and printer to the floor, threw bananas at the other cashier, and pushed the other register off the counter,” police said in a statement.
Because the suspect couldn’t afford to buy the 75-cent candy bag, he decided to take his rage at the world out on the store. As a result, he caused more than $700 worth of damage to the 7-Eleven.
“Based on his actions over a 75-cent bag of M&M’s, I’m not sure what his reaction would be to something that’s really serious,” Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told KTLA.
Strangely enough, the police have not yet arrested the maniac. They have failed to find him. That’s why they’ve decided to release the video tapes. The Santa Ana police hope that a member of the public (maybe it’ll be you or a friend) can identify the guy who destroyed the store.
Cops described the criminal as white and between the ages of 30 and 35. He has a medium to heavy build and short black hair. In the video, which is from February, he wore black prescription glasses, a green fleece sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The guy was obviously a time bomb waiting to go off, if his credit card being declined for a 75-cent bag of candy set him off that quickly. It wasn’t the store’s fault the credit card was declined. We don’t know the verbal interaction that went on between the store clerk and maniac, but no words justify his violent behavior.
You would think Southland Corp would be able to check with the credit card company to find out who’s card it was that was declined, and that would help police capture the guy.
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