CLEVELAND, OHIO—Police says, a man attacked Cleveland gas station owner with the metal pipe. The owner refused to sell him an alcohol.
The incident happened on Saturday at about 4 a.m.at the Marathon Gas station on Fulton Road and Clark Avenue.
The accused man named Carlos Pagan is 47. He is being charged with felony assault.
Carlos Pagan is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $50.000 bond.
The owner of the gas station clears up the circumstances of the incident. He told the police that Pagan walked into the gas station and tried to get an alcohol. He refused to sell an alcohol to him, because of the law that forbids selling alcohol after the legal cutoff time of 1 a.m.
After Pagan got rejected by the owner, he furiously rushed into his car to grab a metal pipe, said police.
According to the police report, Pagan hit the front door to the store and cracked the glass.
The owner of the gas station went outside. He confronted Pagan and Pagan struck him in the left arm with the metal pipe. The latter got knocked to the ground.
Police said Pagan hit him repeatedly with the pipe while the owner was on the ground.
Pagan jumped into a car and run away. Fortunately, the officer spotted Pagan’s car driving by the store.
The officer was able to stop Pagan’s car a few streets down.
The police report says a metal pipe was found inside the car.