In the Southwest Philidelphia area, a 60-year-old business owner experienced an unexpected and unnecessary beating a couple of weeks ago over a cheesesteak.
The assault on the elderly woman, who wishes to remain unnamed, happened at the Daylight Deli on 7001 Elmwood Avenue.
Two black males entered the store around 4:30 pm on January 4th and demanded a discount on a cheesesteak sandwich. When they didn’t get what they wanted they grew angry, arguing with the woman before brutally beating the senior citizen. The Philadelphia store owner is recovering from bruising and swelling on the left side of her face.
Cameras in the establishment caught the 20-year-old black young man attacking the woman, knocking her to the ground repeatedly. In the surveillance video, you see the woman escorting the men out of the store as one of them turns around and punches her, knocking her to the ground. She gets up to finish showing him out the door and he punches her again, repeatedly, one punch after another. No mercy was shown on the 60-year-old elderly woman.
In an interview with NBC10 News the woman recounts how the argument escalated over the price of the cheesesteak sandwich. “He kept going on and on,” The woman recounts the encounter. I said, “Ahh, you’re stupid.” And he said, “Say it one more time.” So I said, “You’re stupid.”
The woman told reporters that the man then took opened his juice and poured it all over the counter. She asked two young men to leave her store and that’s when things got violent. “I never thought he was going to hit my face,” she told reporters. “Most customers are very nice to me. I know most of the people.” she said. She never expected things to get past a verbal altercation, but they did.
After the elderly woman got the beating of her life the two young men left the store. Police are still on the look out for the two young men both described as 20-year-old black men.
The first suspect had a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a dark-colored vest, and dark-colored pants. The second suspect was described with braids in his hair. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants. Detective will continue their investigation till they apprehend the two thugs and bring justice to the senseless act.
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