Dispute Over Free Waffles Gets Guy Punched in Face

And the other guy charged with elder abuse
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by TopstepTrader1
Posted Sep 22, 2015 12:10 PM CDT
In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a shopper leaves a Costco store in Portland, Ore.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

(Newser) – A 78-year-old man shopping at a California Costco Sunday morning was apparently annoyed when he saw 24-year-old Derrick Gharabighi take more than one of the store's free Nutella waffle samples. The man told Gharabighi he should really only take one ... and, police say, Gharabighi responded by punching him in the face, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gharabighi was charged with elder abuse, ABC 7 reports, and the 78-year-old was hospitalized with a one-inch cut and facial swelling. (Read more Costco stories.)

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