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Man charged in avocado assault

Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department said a man was arrested for allegedly throwing an avocado that hit a grocery store worker in the face.

Police said Joe Testa, 45, brought the avocados to the Stop & Shop supermarket in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay neighborhood around 3 p.m. Tuesday and argued with a 24-year-old woman who works at the store, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Testa allegedly threw one of the fruits at the woman, striking her in the face. She was treated for bruising and released from Lutheran Medical Center.

Testa was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Police did not say why he brought the avocados to the store.

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