Stabbed to death over a thank you argument

AmericaA man got into an argument with a stranger in New York over not being thanked after opening the door, leading to his being stabbed to death.

The 37-year-old man on the evening of September 20 entered a convenience store in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, USA, to buy cigarettes. Police said the argument broke out when the man was angry that he had opened the door for the suspect, but the suspect did not say thank you.

Convenience store worker Kharef Alsaidi said the victim loudly asked the suspect “Why didn’t you say ‘Thank you for opening the door'” and the suspect replied, “Didn’t I tell you to?”





New York police at the scene of a shooting in Buffalo in May. Photo: Reuters.

New York police at the scene of a shooting in Buffalo in May. Photo: Reuters.

After a few arguments back and forth, the two got into a fight and pulled each other outside the convenience store. The victim is said to have challenged the suspect to stab himself and the suspect stabbed the victim in the abdomen and neck with a knife.

“The victim then shouted ‘He stabbed me,'” Alsaidi said, adding that he had staggered back inside the store and was bleeding all over the floor.

The victim was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. The suspect has not been arrested yet.

Alsaidi says he tried to dissuade him. “I told him ‘put the knife down. It’s not worth doing this.’ I tried my best, but it didn’t work,” Alsaidi said.

Ngoc Anh (Theo ABC News)

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