Police: Bushwick deli worker assaulted over breakfast sandwich

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BUSHWICK -

All he wanted was a bacon, egg and cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel, but he may have ordered up some jail time instead.

Police are searching for the man whose bacon, egg and cheese-driven tantrum on Sunday, Nov. 25 inside the Hi Mango Deli on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick was caught on camera. 

Investigators say a 28-year-old man was working behind the counter as the “hangry” customer screamed at him, threw loaves of bread and a small bell at him.

Police say it is not clear how it started, but say the man could be heard yelling at the worker that he wanted a "cinnamon toasted raisin bagel with bacon egg and cheese” around 4:30 a.m.

One of the man’s co-workers says the man behind the counter was swamped with orders at the time of the assault.

"He told him ‘you have to wait like 5 to 10 minutes, I will make your sandwich, but you have to wait 5-10 minutes,’ but the guy was angry," says deli worker Ankur Patel.

The worker was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as being in his 20s, has a beard and was last seen wearing all green.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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