Friday, July 14, 2006


Clerk Accused of Attacking Boy for Not Buying Yo-yo

`Amar Shreiteh is charged with attempted murder and false imprisonment. Police say he was working at the store Monday morning when 14-year-old Jeremius Howard came in with his sister.

As the girl browsed for snacks, Howard played with a yo-yo.

After she paid for the items, Howard put down the toy and tried to leave the store. Police say Shreiteh demanded the boy pay for the yo-yo, but Howard told him it was already opened and he didn’t want it. Shreiteh then reportedly punched the boy.

Police say he pulled Howard behind the counter and stabbed him on the back of his arm with a butcher knife.’

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