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New York clerk reportedly attacked after telling man he couldn't buy beer with food stamps

A drunken man reportedly slashed a Brooklyn clerk’s face after being told he couldn’t use food stamps to buy a bottle of beer.

The New York Daily News reports that Mutahar Murshed Ali, 34, was attacked in the Express Deli in Brooklyn’s Bushwick section at about 7:35 a.m. Thursday.

“Sell it to me,” the suspect told Ali. “Don’t get me mad.”

Ali then told the man, who is being sought by police, that he couldn’t purchase the 22-ounce Colt 45 with a food stamp card, causing him to shout a racial slur before storming out of the store.

Minutes later, the man returned and dove across the counter before slicing Ali’s face, causing a gash from his upper lip to his cheek, the newspaper reports.

The suspect was described as a black man between the ages of 25 and 30 with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a white T-shirt.

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