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Customer Sprayed in Face at Duluth Gas Station

Posted at: 01/25/2013 11:01 PM
Updated at: 02/01/2013 1:44 AM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

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An unusual situation unfolded earlier this month at a Duluth gas station. In store surveillance video, a female customer sprayed a male customer with a mace-like substance after picking out some muffins in line.

The surveillance video, dated January 7, at 1:53 a.m. was recently posted on YouTube. Eyewitness News has learned it was recorded at the Super America gas station at 602 E. 4th Street.

The video shows a female customer waiting for the cashier to help her check out. A male customer approaches the counter behind her after the cashier arrives. 

The male customer waits for a time, and then steps forward to order a pack of cigarettes. The video shows the woman becoming upset by this, and a verbal dispute starts between the two.

She then starts to select items to purchase, including muffins. The woman eventually selected about seven muffins. Conversation between the two continued to escalate, at which point the woman pulled out a mace-like spray from her purse, spraying it in the face of the man.

An employee at the Super America store confirmed to Eyewitness News that incident did happen at the 6th Avenue East location. The store owner declined to comment on the matter.

Last Friday, Eyewitness News contacted the person who posted the YouTube video on January 23. He would only say the incident happened in Duluth and declined to comment further.

The video had been viewed more than 33,000 times as of Thursday night.