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Elderly man slaps woman for wanting to buy carrots he was looking at

By Mason White 6:09 PM October 13, 2015
Raymond Newton 

By: Mahesh Sarin
An elderly man was arrested on a charge of assault after slapping a woman in the face for wanting to take carrots from a supermarket shelf, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 71-year-old Raymond Newton of Sunderland, has been sentenced to pay 800 pounds in court costs and compensation after being convicted of assault.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at a Morrisons supermarket, when Pamela Mann tried to purchase some carrots.

Mann told police that as she tried to get to the carrots, Newton blocked her way. When she tried to get around him, he pushed and slapped her on both sides of the head, which left her with tinnitus.

Newton told police that Mann started the problem by pushing him in an attempt to reach the carrots before him. Mann told the court that Newton deliberately blocked where she was going.

Newton told her that the carrots are his and nobody gets in front of him.

Newton told the court that he thought Mann had a weapon in her purse because women carry lots of things on them, and he was concerned for his safety.