A 37-year-old man was stabbed to death after he complained to a shop customer for not saying “thank you” when he held the door open for him at a smoke shop in Brooklyn, New York.
The incident, according to the Daily Mail, happened around 10.20pm on Tuesday after the victim, who has not been named, held the door open for another customer entering 4th Ave Tobacco Road Corp, a tobacco shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn .
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The victim asked the suspect why he didn’t say “thank you” and he became angry.
After an argument outside the store, the victim punched the suspect as he tried to leave, and the assailant then fatally stabbed him in the neck and abdomen.
“stab me if you can”
Reports claim the victim taunted the suspect and said “Stab me if you can.”
He fell back in the store entrance bleeding and, according to store employee Kharef Alsaidi, shouted: “Stab me, stab me.”
The victim was taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.
Speaking to ABC7, Alsaidi explained how events unfolded: “It was just to not say ‘thank you’ for opening the door for him.”
The victim asked: “Why don’t you say thank you for opening the door?”
The suspect then replied that he did not ask the victim to open the door for him.
The employee said he tried to calm spirits and get the suspect to put the knife away, but was unsuccessful.
Police have yet to arrest the assailant, who fled the scene of the crime on his e-bike.
It’s the latest shocking crime on the streets of New York and comes after an ax-wielding man stormed a McDonald’s last Friday when three men simply… bothered him.