Cops Arrest Man Who Allegedly Beat Gas Station Worker For Social Distancing Request
Written by Huffingtonpost on September 19, 2020
Police have lastly arrested a buyer who they are saying fractured the cranium of a 67-year-old Lengthy Island gasoline station employee who had requested the person to socially distance himself. Hiram Vega beat the employee with a steel pipe, Nassau County police stated.
Vega, a 41-year-old Queens resident, was arrested Friday for the alleged assault on the gasoline station in Freeport, New York, in April. In line with police, when Vega handed the station employee a $10 invoice to pay for the gasoline, he was requested to again as much as preserve social distancing. It was then the peak of the coronavirus outbreak within the space.
As an alternative, Vega allegedly grabbed a steel bar from his automobile and beat the sufferer within the head, ribs and proper leg, The Related Press reported.
The employee was hospitalized with a fractured cranium, a “massive laceration” and bruises on his physique, officers stated.
Vega was arraigned Saturday on one depend of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He was unable to put up bail and remained in jail, in keeping with AP.
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