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Gas station shopkeeper accused of stabbing woman after she asked to warm up coffee

Security cameras show clerk assailing woman after argument over beverage; victim brought to nearby hospital in moderate condition

A suspect stabbing a woman with a broken glass bottle at a gas station in Rishon Lezion, central Israel, August 29, 2022. (Screen capture/Israel Police)
A suspect stabbing a woman with a broken glass bottle at a gas station in Rishon Lezion, central Israel, August 29, 2022. (Screen capture/Israel Police)

A clerk at a gas station convenience store in Rishon Lezion has been charged with stabbing a woman after she complained that the coffee he had made her was cold.

The incident occurred on Monday, with police filing criminal charges Thursday.

Security camera footage from the incident showed the woman complaining to the shopkeeper that the coffee he’d made her was cold. The two began arguing as the woman demanded that he warm it up or make a new cup while the clerk refused. When the woman began asking for his name and details, he flung the cup at her and chased her out of the shop.

According to the charges, he then attacked the woman with a broken bottle and stabbed her.

The woman was brought to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon shortly after the incident in moderate condition.

The suspect was arrested and identified by police as a Holon resident in his twenties. The police have requested that he remain in custody until the end of legal proceedings.

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