Florida Man Jailed After Allegedly Dousing 7-Eleven Employee With Slurpee During Price Dispute, Police Say

A Florida man was recently arrested and jailed after he allegedly doused a 7-Eleven employee with a Slurpee over a dispute over the drink's price, police said.

The man, Brian Duffy, 40, was identified by Pinellas Park County court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun. He was arrested on August 7 and charged with battery after an argument broke out with a 7-Eleven employee and Duffy hit a Slurpee out of an employee's hand, the documents said.

"The video surveillance shows the victim grabbing the cup off the counter," the court documents show. "The defendant is seen on camera...handing the cup full of Slurpee drink towards the victim while in the victim's hand."

According to the documents, after Duffy hit the cup out of the employee's hand, "the contents of the cup flew onto the victim's person," a police officer reported. The documents say the incident occurred on July 26.

Shortly after the incident, Duffy left the store before police arrived. He returned to the store on August 7, and "the victim pointed the defendant out to law enforcement," the documents said.

Duffy was arrested by Pinellas County police and brought in for questioning. He told police he did recall a previous "incident at 7-11 where he was being charged too much for a drink." The arrest document shows that during questioning Duffy said he did not remember hitting the drink out of the employee's hand.

Duffy is being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of a $2,500 bond, the documents say.

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A man in Florida was recently jailed after allegedly dousing a 7-Eleven employee with a Slurpee after an argument over the price. Tim Sloan/Getty

According to The Smoking Gun, Duffy has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with the 7-Eleven employee and must stay away from the store.

According to the arrest documents, Duffy has a May 20, 1999, battery conviction. The documents do not give the details of his previous arrest, but they said the conviction is why he was charged in the 7-Eleven incident.

The documents added that Duffy "did actually and intentionally touch or strike, or cause bodily harm to Courtney Goodrich against their will, the defendant who has one prior conviction for battery, aggravated battery, or felony battery."

According to DailyMail.com, a search of the Pinellas County Jail records shows Duffy has been detained at the jail on 19 other occasions since 2005.

Newsweek reached out to the Pinellas County Police Department for comment on the incident but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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