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In Hot Water: Michigan Man Upset Fish Counter Was Closed Accused Of Hitting Store Clerk Over Head With Frozen Fish

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Apr. 7 2023, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A man in Michigan has been arrested after he allegedly used a frozen fish as a weapon after getting into an altercation with a store clerk, according to authorities.

Around 7:15 p.m. on April 2, officers say the suspect, later identified as MD Jobul Hussain, 60, became angry with a store clerk at Desi Fruit Market in Warren after being told the fish counter closed at 7:00 p.m. due to Ramadan, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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In a news release, Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said, "The suspect then allegedly assaulted the clerk on the head with a four-pound frozen hilsa fish." He added, "The hilsa fish is a kind of herring."

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, officials said.


Hussain was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, according to authorities. He was arraigned on April 3 and released after posting a $5,000 personal bond, court records show.

His next court date has been set for April 27, officials said.

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“I never thought I’d have to say this, but if you assault someone with a fish in our county you will be prosecuted," Lucido said. "A frozen fish is dangerous if you use it to hit someone on the head."


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