A clerk in a New York City bodega was seriously injured late last month after he was brazenly pelted with avocados and bananas. Police say the 21-year-old employee was behind the counter at the Stadium Gourmet Deli on East 161st Street in the Concourse section of the Bronx on May 29 when two men apparently became angry following a dispute over a food order. Newly released surveillance video shows the individuals repeatedly throwing unripe avocados and bananas at the employee.
Police say they have identified one of the suspects, but that person has not yet been apprehended. Detectives are still searching to identify the second person caught on video. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477, submit tips online at