SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS) - Santa Ana police released surveillance video in hopes it would lead to an arrest of a disgruntled 7-Eleven patron who attacked a clerk and knocked over cash registers when his payment card was declined.
The customer was attempting to buy a package of almond M&Ms candy when his card -- either a credit or debit -- was declined on Feb. 11 at 902 W. 1st St., according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
The suspect can be seen hitting the clerk in the head, pushed a cash register to the floor, and then threw bananas at another clerk before pushing his register off the counter as well.
The damage amounted to about $700.
By the time police checked the cash registers it was too late to retrieve whatever card number he was trying to use, so police hope someone recognizes him in the video, Bertagna said.
The bespectacled suspect is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 to 200 pounds. He is a white man about 30 to 35 years old and has a medium to heavy build with short black hair and a light complexion.