Minnesota man upset Walmart customer service desk closed, so he attacks an employee: cops

minnesota man upset customer service desk was closed assaults walmart employee
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Jun. 11 2021, Published 1:02 p.m. ET

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A 30-year-old Minnesota man was upset when the customer service desk was closed at Walmart, so he took his anger out by assaulting an employee, police say.

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On June 6, Denard Ellis, 30, was shopping at Walmart when he approached a 53-year-old employee about the customer service desk, authorities said.

According to police, the woman told Ellis there was no one working at the customer service desk.

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Ellis became upset he could not use the customer service desk to cash a check and punched the worker in the side of the head, Post Bulletin reported.

The employee fell backward into a clothing rack because of the punch and then to the ground, where she hit her head, police said.

Authorities said the woman received stitches for cuts on her face.

Ellis was booked into the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on charges of felony third-degree assault, misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, police said.


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