Police: Customer Assaults 7-Eleven Clerk Over Brownies in Brookline, Massachusetts

Police were called to the store on Friday morning

Brownies led to blows when a customer attacked a cashier Friday morning at a 7-11 in Brookline, Massachusetts, police say.

"I had just came out of the bathroom and heard all this confusion, yelling," said customer Paul Nicholson.

Jimmy Gaston, 25, wanted a refund for some brownies, which he didn't actually pay for, police said. A shouting match started, and a fight ensued - according to police, Gaston pulled a box cutter.

"Frank pretty much just kind of pushed him around the counter. Picked up, body slammed him," recalled customer Kevin Teague. "I ran over to him to see what was going on. I saw the box cutter on the ground and I saw Frankie was bleeding from the forehead."

Teague and George Holmes helped the clerk hold down the suspect until police arrived at the Commonwealth Avenue store. The clerk suffered multiple cuts to his face and was taken to the hospital.

Holmes says the clerk is too nice of a guy to deserve this attack.

"Seeing the slice on his forehead, you know, it really upset us," he said. "He's just such a great guy to every customer."

The clerk was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gaston is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The investigation is ongoing.

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