Arrest Made After Dispute Over 25 Cents Leaves Bodega Clerk Fighting For Life

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have made an arrest after a dispute over 25 cents left a bodega worker fighting for his life.

Sources told CBS2 the worker got into an argument with a man over the cost of beer.

Abdul Almilaki, 57, was found in the back of his apartment building with a severe head injury around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

He works at the Rohan Deli where a man apparently only had $3 to buy a beer that cost $3.25.

The customer then allegedly threatened to beat up Almilaki after he wouldn’t sell the beer to him.

The victim’s cousin thinks he was followed home.

Almilaki sustained a fractured skull and was taken to St. John’s Hospital in critical condition.

Police arrested Sherwin Benn, 32, of Queens on Thursday. He faces charges of attempted murder, robbery and assault.



One Comment

  1. The Facts says:

    The usual suspect.

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