NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver was arrested on assault charges Thursday, reportedly for allegedly slugging a gas station manager in the nose over a lottery ticket in Flushing, Queens.
Louis Cintron, 44, was arrested around 9:50 a.m. Thursday in the 107th Precinct, police said. He was charged with assault.
Police did not provide further details in a news release. But a DNAInfo report said police alleged Cintron punched a gas station manager in the nose after he lost a lottery ticket he had paid for and was refused a refund.
Cintron allegedly tried to buy $40 in scratch-off tickets at the Gulf station at the Horace Harding Expressway near Lawrence Street in Queens, but one $10 ticket fell under the machine, the publication reported.
The 19-year veteran bus driver demanded another ticket or a refund, but the store manager said no, an employee told the publication. Cintron and the manager allegedly got into a quarrel that ended with Cintron allegedly punching the manager, employees told the publication.
The manager did not suffer serious injuries, police and employees told the publication.
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