Cops Hunt For Man Who Trashed 7-Eleven After He Couldn’t Buy Candy

After his debit card was declined, a California man went berserk. 

Police in Orange County, California are on the lookout for a man who trashed a 7-Eleven convenience store after his debit card was declined and he was unable to buy a 75 cent bag of M&M’S. CBS Los Angeles reports the man caused $700 worth of damage and newly released surveillance camera footage shows him attacking the cashiers. Police have shared the video with the public in hopes of apprehending the short-tempered sweet tooth. 

The incident occurred on February 11 at a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana. The full video, which has been posted by the Daily Mail shows the man and the store’s cashier having words before he attempted to buy the bag of candy. When his debit card was declined, the man flipped out, striking the cashier, knocking over his cash register, and throwing bananas at another 7-Eleven worker.

In an interview with KTLA 5, Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna said "Based on his actions over a 75 cent-bag of M&M's, I’m not sure what his reaction would be to something that’s really serious.” Police describe the suspect as a white male, between 30 to 35-years-old, around 5-foot-10-inches tall, with short black hair and wearing black prescription glasses. Anyone who has information about the suspect or case is encouraged to call Investigator Laura Delisle at 714- 245-8647 or email ldelisle@santa-ana.org. 

[Photo: Santa Ana Police Dept.]

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