Man attacked Cleveland gas station owner with pipe because he didn’t sell him alcohol, police say
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man attacked a Cleveland gas station owner with a metal pipe after the owner refused to sell him alcohol, according to police.
Carlos Pagan, 47, is charged with felonious assault. He is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $50,000 bond.
The attack happened about 4 a.m. Saturday at the Marathon Gas station on Fulton Road and Clark Avenue.
The 42-year-old gas station owner told police that Pagan walked into the gas station and tried buy alcohol after the legal cutoff time of 1 a.m., according to police reports.
The owner refused to sell him alcohol and Pagan ran to his car and grabbed the metal pipe, according to police.
He hit the front door to the store, cracking the glass, police reports say. The owner went outside to confront Pagan and Pagan struck him in the left arm with the pipe, knocking him to the ground, according to police.
While the owner was on the ground, Pagan repeatedly hit him with the pipe, police reports say.
Pagan jumped into a car and sped off. An officer talking with the store owner after the attack spotted Pagan’s car driving by the store, police reports say.
The officer jumped in his cruiser and stopped Pagan’s car a few streets down, police reports say. Officers reported finding the metal pipe inside the car, police reports say.
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