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Man allegedly pushes Trojan Horse employee who offered him food instead of money

A 26-year-old employee at the Trojan Horse told police a man approached him and asked for money every night for a week as he left work.

The employee said the man approached him once again and asked for money outside of the restaurant at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The employee said he had no cash but offered to buy him food.

According to police, the suspect grabbed the employee by the shoulders and said he did not want food. 

He allegedly told the employee he would force him to go to the ATM to withdraw money.

When the employee refused again, the suspect allegedly hit him on the chest with his palm, causing him to fall onto the sidewalk.

During the incident, a passerby noticed and yelled at the suspect before he took off running southbound toward Walnut Street.

The employee told police the suspect yelled “Next time I see you, motherfucker, I’ll kill you,” at him while running away.

He told police the suspect was slurring his speech and seemed under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

The suspect is reported to be a black male older than the age of 40, with grayish black hair.

The employee did not have any visible injuries or require medical treatment. This case is still active.

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