Video: Store Clerk Stabs Violent Customer to Death

Video: Store Clerk Stabs Violent Customer to Death

A man was fatally stabbed during a violent altercation with a clerk working at a bodega in New York City last week. The intense altercation happened around 11p.m. on Friday in Manhattan.

A woman who went into the Blue Moon Convenient Store to purchase potato chips for her child had her benefits card declined when she tried to pay, and she went into a rage.  

“The lady threw everything from the counter, and the machine, too,” explained store owner Maad Ahmad.

“She said, ‘I’m going to get my man, and he’s going to get you.’”

The woman left the store in a rage, leading her criminal boyfriend Austin Simon back into the store, who then stormed behind the counter and confronted the clerk, who was identified as 51-year-old Jose Alba.

Simon, 34, was “known to haunt the store,” the New York Daily News reports.

The footage shows Simon throwing Alba against a shelf and then cornering him for a minute or so before grabbing him by the neck.

In the video it seems Alba had enough of the violence and grabbed a sharp object from a shelf and started to stab Simons in the neck and body. Moments later, Alba steps back into the shot apparently holding a large blade covered in blood.

Incredibly, Alba was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

“Alba was being held on Rikers Island on $250,000 bail Tuesday and is due back in Manhattan court on Thursday,” the New York Post reports.