WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (PIX11) — A man allegedly stabbed a Long Island store employee with scissors on Friday, according to police.
Thornell Harris, 53, allegedly walked into a convenience store on Woodfield Road in West Hempstead around 5:30 p.m., took another man’s change from off the counter and ran out of the store, police said. An employee, 18, followed Harris and stopped him on the street, authorities said. A struggle broke out between the two men and Harris stabbed the employee in the chin with scissors, according to police.
Police said the employee got the money back and called 911 once he returned to the store. He had a cut on his chin but refused medical attention.
Harris was found and arrested by police on charges of robbery in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, police said.