VIDEO: Man Starts Beating Another Customer Who Didn't Thank Him For Holding Door

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Florida liquor store customer beats up another man for failing to thank him for holding the door on his way into store.

Lakeland, FL – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who beat up another customer in a liquor store because the man failed to thank him from holding the door on his way into the store (video below).

The incident, which was captured by the store’s security cameras, occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on May 9 at a Publix Liquor store located on Highway 540A East, WFLA reported.

Video showed that one customer, who was with a friend, held the door open for another man who was behind him walking into the store.

The first two men who walked into the store went down one aisle, and the man who followed them in went down another aisle, but then a confrontation sparked as they spoke over the shelves, the video showed.

The victim told Polk County sheriff’s deputies that the man who had held the door confronted him, WFLA reported.

“You don't say 'thank you' to people who hold the door for you?'” he said the man asked him.

The victim told deputies that he then said “thank you.”

“But apparently that wasn’t enough,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WFLA. “Because our now suspect, who was originally a gentleman, started jawing back and forth. That’s a southern vernacular for talking back to each other.”

The altercation escalated to the point where the man who held the door told him "I'll kick your –ss if you say another word."

“Another word,” the victim said he replied, and that was when the other man rushed around the end of the aisle and attacked him, according to WFLA.

“The previous southern gentleman who held the door open who’s now the suspect promptly was good for his word,” Sheriff Judd said. “Because he walked around the aisle and started beating him up.”

The video showed the victim tried to get away from his attacker but the man assaulting him hung on.

At first, the suspect’s friend followed him as he jumped on the victim and did nothing to intervene.

But then the video showed he tried to pull his friend off of the customer he was attacking.

As he walked away after the fight ended, the suspect’s friend bent over and retrieved the victim’s hat that had fallen to the floor when he was attacked.

The video showed the suspect’s friend returned the hat to the victim before he rejoined his friend and the two left the liquor store.

The victim and the suspect exchanged middle finger salutes as the pair left the store, the video showed.

“Come on man, what are you thinking?” Sheriff Judd ranted to WFLA. “Were your three brain cells in overload? Why don’t you just let it go? Get you a bottle of liquor, go back to the house, have you a drink. But no, they had to have a kerfuffle right there in the middle of the store.”

The sheriff’s office has asked anyone with information about the suspect to contact them at (863) 499-2400.

“We have a battery complaint we need to file against him and we don’t want him to miss out on that,” Sheriff Judd said. “Here’s our promise: We’ll open the door for you at the county jail and say thank you if you open the door first.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

Comments (13)
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JBoH
JBoH

Sheriff Judd! My kinda sheriff...his Juddisms are legendary!

RunCop
RunCop

Fat Fuck

bryantrent
bryantrent

What the hell

LEO 30
LEO 30

I missed the beat down. My wife attacks me a lot harder than that.

Disgruntled_in_Cali
Disgruntled_in_Cali

Florida.....

DWT
DWT

What’d I miss?

rmbr343plus1000s
rmbr343plus1000s

I believe the term is "dumb @ss!"

Mo_
Mo_

So much for social distancing. Idiots.

Motor141
Motor141

I don’t have a problem with it, you can see the so called victim running his mouth and talking with his hands...I’m sure he was saying sweet nothings back to him! I’m gonna call BS on this one, keep running your mouth and there is always someone who will shut it for you or make you think twice before you go on running it again! So sick of these BS victims always crying wolf!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Well, at least they weren't shooting at each other like many other morons do.

FuzzBall44
FuzzBall44

I think we’ve all wanted to do this to that certain asshole who doesn’t say thank you.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Wish the cameras had the audio...
No one asked you to hold the door open, what an asshole.
Folks if anyone attacks you out the blue you have a right to defend yourself in all 50 states, meaning green light to whoop their ass just for fun.


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