BRISTOL – A Bristol man is expected to be arraigned next week on charges that he took a baseball bat to a co-worker’s face during a dispute at a local convenience store.
Mohammed Aziz, 41, of 116 Sixth St., took one crack at the victim’s face on Dec. 31, around 3:10 p.m., before resuming his work responsibilities, until officers arrived at his place of employment, a convenience store located at 201 North St., according to police.
Police said the assault was the result of a dispute between Aziz and his co-worker at the convenience mart. Police said the complainant had apparently called Aziz names before Aziz grabbed a wooden baseball bat and took one swing at the man’s face.
According to police, the victim stumbled to the ground following the attack and clutched his face in pain. Meanwhile, police said, Aziz continued ringing out customers behind the counter as if nothing had happened.
The incident was called in to police by a customer in the store.
Police described the victim’s injuries as serious lacerations to his mouth and lips. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital, in Hartford, for treatment.
The incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance system, police said.
Aziz, who faces charges of first-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace, was able to post $5,000 bond following his arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court on Wednesday.
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