Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Impatient Lottery Winner Arrested over Scratch-Off Incident

A man in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arrested earlier this week after he threatened a store clerk who was too busy to cash his lottery ticket.

The incident occurred on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the SK Grocery Store on Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.

Kahraman Asad, 30, purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket and won $10. By the time Asad had finished scratching off the ticket the store clerk was busy with another customer so when Asad wanted to claim his small prize the clerk was forced to ask him to wait.

Asad then became so upset he began picking up items from the counter and throwing them around the store.

The disturbance was reported to Bridgeport Police Department and an officer was sent to the store.

Officer Marie Cetti arrived at the store at 17:25, issued Asad with a citation for creating a public disturbance, and warned the lotto loon not to return to the store.

Officer Cetti was forced to return to the store some time later in response to allegations that Asad had ignored her warning, returned to the store anyway, and threatened the clerk.

Asad was no longer on the premises when Cetti arrived, but was apprehended on nearby Harral Avenue. He was charged with second-degree threatening and first-degree criminal trespass.

His bond has been set at $500.