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Florida woman attacks store clerk with cigarette display case after argument, officials say

Posted: 4:48 PM, Nov 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-25 03:29:36-05
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a woman they say attacked a store clerk.

Officials said around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to the Citgo has station at 12020 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, in Seffner.

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The store clerk said a woman came into the business and stood near the checkout center for about 15 minutes without making a purchase.

The clerk asked the woman to make a purchase of step outside, which caused the woman to become angry. They then began arguing.

The argument then escalated when the woman picked up a plastic cigarette display case and threw it at the clerk, striking her in the arm.

Before exiting the store, the woman knocked over a scratch off lottery ticket display. She ran away and was last seen walking westbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.