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Florida man, 40, douses 7-Eleven employee with a Slurpee and is arrested on a felony battery charge

Florida man, 40, douses 7-Eleven employee with a Slurpee after they have an argument over the price and is arrested on a felony battery charge

  • Brian Matthew Duffy, 40, was jailed Friday on a charge of felony battery after he doused a worker at a Pinellas Park, Florida, 7-Eleven with a Slurpee, police said
  • Duffy was pointed out to authorities after the worker at the 7-Eleven on 40th Street North in Pinellas Park made the accusation after an argument over price
  • Cops said they reviewed surveillance video of the July 26 incident and witnessed how Duffy hit the frozen treat out of the employee’s hand, getting them all wet
  • Duffy, who had a previous conviction on a battery felony assault charge, claimed he did not remember striking the Slurpee out of the worker’s hand

A 40-year-old Florida man discovered he didn’t choose very cool way of settling an argument when he was arrested for dousing a 7-Eleven employee with a Slurpee after he haggled over the price, police said. 

Brian Matthew Duffy was pointed out to authorities after an employee at the 7-Eleven on 40th Street North in Pinellas Park made the accusation, according to a complaint.

Cops said they reviewed surveillance video of the July 26 incident and witnessed how the frozen treat ended up all over the employee. 

Duffy, described as a transient with no known address, was accused of getting into the argument inside the convenience store around 9.20am 

Brian Matthew Duffy was pointed out to authorities after an employee at the 7-Eleven on 40th Street North in Pinellas Park made the accusation, according to a complaint

Cops said they reviewed surveillance video of the July 26 incident and witnessed how the frozen treat (pictured) ended up all over the employee

Cops said they reviewed surveillance video of the July 26 incident and witnessed how the frozen treat (pictured) ended up all over the employee

‘The video surveillance shows the victim grabbing the cup off the counter. The defendant is seen on camera back handing the cup full of a Slurpee drink towards the victim while in the victim’s hand,’ wrote a Pinellas Park cop in the complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun. 

‘The cup is knocked from the victim’s hand and the contents of the cup flew on to the victim’s person,’ wrote the officer.  

Duffy was noted for having a a previous battery conviction when he was pointed out to authorities and arrested. Details of the previous conviction were not detailed in the arrest document.

Duffy claimed that ‘He does not remember hitting the cup out of the victim’s hand,’ according to cops. 

He was held in lieu a $2,500 bond at the Pinellas County Jail. 

A search of jail records by DailyMail.com showed he previously was detained at the jail 19 other times since 2005.

Executives at 7-Eleven earlier this year said they were testing their first cashier-less store at the company’s headquarters in Irving, Texas.

But during the pilot, the 700-square-foot, non-traditional store was available to 7-Eleven employees.  

A spokesperson was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out for an update on the concept, in light or Duffy’s arrest.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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