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A suspect charged with punching Walmart greeter, 72, knocking him out-reports

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A 72-year-old greeter at a wal-mart store in Texas, said that he had been punched in the face and knocked out unconscious for it to do its job.

It happened last Friday at a Walmart located in Cypress, northwest of Houston, according to KTRK-TV.

The greeter, Mohinder Randhawa, told the station that he just wanted to be sure that a customer has not paid for a case of Gatorade will be carried out of the store.

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That’s when the suspect, identified as Craig Valentine, 42, of Hockley, was angry and began to shout, and then the cold took him, Randhawa said.

“He hit me with his fist in my face with a closed right hand,” Randhawa told KTRK. “I fell down on the ground.

“My left upper lip had been broken here in blood and it started from there, and also there was a cut about a quarter of an inch,” he continued.

Randhawa claimed that he had never accused the defendant of stealing the serum. He said the cashiers sometimes miss an item when you scan a customer’s purchases, and that he just wanted to check.

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“I did my duty to explain. “I did what I had to do it.”

A probable cause affidavit says the Valentine and “chest bumped” to the greeter to punch him, Cox Media Group, have been reported. He posted $1,000 bail and was released pending further court action.

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