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Radio Shack Employee Punches 'Sarcastic' Customer, Police Say

Andre Santiago, 20, of Denville, was charged with assault after allegedly striking a customer in the face.

Parsippany Radio Shack (Credit: Patch Archives)
Parsippany Radio Shack (Credit: Patch Archives)
A Radio Shack employee was arrested Friday after punching a customer in the face for being "sarcastic," Parsippany Police said.

Andre Santiago, 20, of Denville, was charged with assault after leaving a customer of the Route 46 store bloodied, police said.

Sgt. Paul Schulze and officers Peter Rizzolo and Christopher Cifaldi were called to the Parsippany Radio Shack store shortly after 9 p.m. and found a customer “holding a bloody paper towel to his left eye,” according to a release from Chief Paul Philipps.

The customer said Santiago, an employee at the store, punched him and “ran into the back of the store," the report said. Santiago told Rizzolo that the customer "was being sarcastic,” according to the release.

Police said the customer did not seek medical assistance and Rizzolo arrested Santiago for assault and brought him back to police headquarters before he was released pending a court appearance.
DXNJ October 02, 2013 at 06:32 AM
Looks like Radio Shack corporate is about to get sued. Good possibility at least.
Jason Rahall October 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM
A "hit and run" - literally. Hope the victimized customer hires the most aggressive pers inj attorney in the area.
Nicholas Robert Homyak October 05, 2013 at 09:09 AM
A young guy with no sense of humor? He sounds like he was the complete jerk and caused the sarcastic exchange to begin with.
CC October 06, 2013 at 08:35 AM
Andre sounds like a BRAT! Someone should clean HIS clock! I hope the person who was hit goes the distance legally. THIS will show him what his parents did NOT! Get OVER YOURSELF Andre! We ALL meet aholes in life. Learn how to handle yourself.

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