Police: 7-Eleven patron punches clerk for calling him ‘honey’

Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-01 19:51:32-04
(CNN) — A 7-Eleven customer angry that the clerk called him “honey” reached over the counter and punched her in the face, Connecticut police said Wednesday.

It happened Monday at a 7-Eleven in Newington, just south of Hartford. The 7-Eleven clerk told police that customer David Wright, 52, asked her the price of several items, and when she replied, she called him “honey.”

Newington Police say Wright threatened her, saying “if she called him honey again, that he would punch her in the face.” After the clerk questioned Wright’s intentions, police said, he reached over the counter and punched her in the face.

Another customer pushed Wright out of the store.

The clerk was able to get a description of Wright’s vehicle and a partial license plate number, and police found him 15 miles away in Middletown.

He was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of the peace and released on $5,000 bond, police said.

The Dallas, Texas-based convenience store chain had no comment.