Gas station attendant throws entire bottle of red wine over customer’s head after furious argument over payment
- Footage from the May incident shows cashier Saleh A. Ahmed hitting a customer
- The customer first saw plexiglass punching between him and the cashier
- Ahmed is then shown grabbing a wine bottle and smashing it over the victim’s head
Shocking video shows a Louisiana gas station employee smashing a bottle of red wine on the head of a customer after a heated argument over payment.
Cashier Saleh A. Ahmed, 45, of New Iberia is charged with aggravated second-degree battery for the May incident, in which he allegedly hit the customer twice with the bottle for causing a nuisance.
At the time the story was reported in May, Ahmed was being held in the Iberia Parish Jail, according to New Iberia Police Sgt. Daesha Hughes.
Pictured: A still from a shocking video showing a gas station attendant smashing an entire bottle of red wine on the head of a customer after a furious argument over payment
According to reports at the time, the victim of the attack was asked to count the money handed over to the cashier.
However, the victim is said to have become angry and hit a plexiglass partition above the cash register.
In response, Ahmed is said to have grabbed a bottle of wine from behind the counter and walked to the other side, hitting the victim.
Footage shows the victim of the attack first smashed the Plexiglas between him and the cashier, during the argument over the counting of the money
The cashier was then shown walking around from behind the counter and holding the plexiglass with a bottle of red wine, before using it to hit the customer
The incident was captured on CCTV footage from the store, which shows the unfolding of the incident.
The customer is shown punching the plexiglass screen between him and Ahmed.
Ahmed is then shown grabbing a bottle of red wine from behind the counter and walking around to the same side as the customer.
Aftermath: The cashier (left) and customer (right) were demolished in the store after the cashier hit the man with the bottle on the head. Wine and glass are shown across the floor of the shop as the pair try to touch
Cashier Saleh A. Ahmed (pictured), 45, of New Iberia is charged with aggravated second-degree battery for the May incident
He is shown walking up to the surprised victim and hitting him on the head with the bottle. The victim staggers back and raises his arm to defend himself.
Ahmed is shown quickly hitting the victim on the head again, and this time the bottle smashed over him, sending glass and red wine everywhere.
As the video ends, the victim is shown pulling out of the store while trying to grab the cashier, while being beaten by Ahmed.
Hughes said at the time that the victim had not been arrested and that the store owner chose not to press charges. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for the injuries he sustained.