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Old man gets punched in the face because he wanted to taste Nutella wafer sample at Costco

By Mason White 3:08 PM November 3, 2015
Derrick Gharabighi 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young man was arrested on a charge of elder abuse after punching an old man in the face because he wanted to taste a Nutella wafer sample at Costco, police in California said.

Now, 24-year-old Derrick Gharabighi of Burbank, pleaded guilty to elder abuse in connection with the incident at Costco.

He faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced.

According to the police investigation, Gharabighi was at the Costco in Burbank, when he walked up to get a Nutella waffle sample.

When 78-year-old Sahak Sahakian reached out to take a sample, Gharabighi grabbed all of them. The victim then said that he wanted one of the samples and told Gharabighi not to take so many.

Gharabighi punched the man in the face. The victim was left with facial swelling and a significant cut above the left eye. He was taken a nearby hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.