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Man stabs female store employee after she refused to give him a free bag of chips (video)

By Mason White 4:09 PM January 27, 2015
Thomas Earl Mercer 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man in North Carolina, who wanted some free chips, stabbed a woman after she refused to allow him to walk out of her store without paying for it.

Raleigh Police said that they arrested 33-year-old Thomas Earl Mercer, in connection with the incident that unfolded at the Hannah Stop ‘N’ Shop, which is located at 219 South Wilmington Street around 4:00 a.m.

According to the police investigation, Mercer used a folding knife to attack the female employee after he wanted to eat jalapeno cheese chips for free.

The 22-year-old victim did not suffer life threatening injuries. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

Mercer was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and robbery with a dangerous weapon. His bail was set at $250,000.