Newington police arrested a man they said became angry when a store clerk called him 'honey' and then punched her in the face.
Just before 5:30 p.m. Monday, police were called to a 7-11 on Willard Avenue after someone called 911 reporting the assault.
The unidentified clerk told police that the customer, who was identified as David Wright, 52, of Burgundy Hill Lane in Middletown, questioned the cost of items and when she told him the price she called him, "honey."
The customer told the clerk that if she called him "honey" again, he would punch her in the face.
The clerk then questioned Wright's intentions and that's when she said he reached over the counter and punched her in the face.
Another customer in the store grabbed Wright and threw him out.
The clerk was able to get a description and partial licence plate number on the vehicle. With the assistance of the Middletown Police Department, a Newington police officer was able to locate and arrest Wright.
He was charged with breach of peace and assault.
He was released on $5,000 bond and is expected to appear in New Britain Court on Aug. 13.
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