- Aug 7, 2002
A Michigan man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a grocery store clerk with a 4-pound frozen fish during a dispute, prosecutors said.
The incident occurred Sunday around 7:13 p.m. local time at a grocery store in Warren, in the Detroit metro area, Macomb County prosecutors said.
After the fish counter clerk informed the man that the counter had closed at 7 p.m. due to the Ramadan holiday, the suspect allegedly "became angry and argued with the clerk," the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office said in a press release on Wednesday.
"The suspect then allegedly assaulted the clerk on the head with a 4-pound frozen hilsa fish," a type of herring, the prosecutor's office said.