‘I’m gonna smash you up, you Indian’: Shocking moment a furious shopper goes ballistic in a convenience store and launches a racist tirade at a worker over a pair of $17 headphones
- The furious customer, 41, claimed the store sold him faulty $17 headphones
- The store owner refused to give him a refund and said they worked perfectly
- He started his tirade by throwing thongs, before hurling stock at the shop owner
- He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and property damage
An irate customer allegedly attacked and racially abused a store owner while demanding a refund over a pair of ‘broken’ $17 headphones.
The shocking footage was captured inside Adelaide’s Elizabeth South Shopping Centre at 9.30am on Wednesday.
The 41-year-old claimed he was sold a pair of dodgy headphones, which shop owner Virendra Patel denied.
‘It’s broken… It is broken you f**king Indian c***! I want my money back!’, the customer was heard screaming in video obtained by Nine News.
‘I’m gonna smash you up bro.’
The 41-year-old customer (in black) demanded a refund from the shop owner, before calling him a ‘f**king Indian c**t’
‘You will not get refund it’s working perfectly alright. If there is a problem, I will refund you.
‘You bloody get out of my shop!’
Video showed the man throwing his thongs at Mr Patel, while shocked customers watched on in disbelief.
Mr Patel then armed himself with a garden tool to use in self-defence.
‘He came and he started straight away attack on me and fight, he just wanted to punch me very aggressively,’ Mr Patel told Nine News.
The furious customer picked up a rack and charged at Mr Patel outside his Adelaide convenience store
‘I have to protect myself, I have to do self-defence,’ he added.
The man then continued his tirade of abuse at Mr Patel, before hurling racks of the shop’s stock across the floor.
He picked up a piece of plastic and hurled it at Mr Patel, who managed to dodge out of the way.
The man’s fury didn’t end there though. He then picked up a rack and charged at Mr Patel.
Mr Patel said he is now considering moving his store to a different location.
‘I don’t want to see this again … if you don’t feel safe what’s the point carrying on this business,’ he said.
Police later arrested a man and charged him with aggravated assault and property damage.
The Elizabeth South man was released on bail, and will face court next month.
Mr Patel said he is now considering moving his store to a different location over fears he will be targeted again