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Bronx man seen setting fire deli after a battle with cigars

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Man tries Bronx deli on fire

Raw video: The New York Police Department asked for help in identifying a man who tried to set fire to a deli in the Bronx.

Video footage shows a disgruntled deli customer, the set of a Bronx, new york, store in a fire after he was in a fight with an employee over cigars, authorities said Tuesday.

The customer was arguing with the 30-year-old store employee at the White Plains Road Deli around 5 pm, and Sunday, because the employee would not let him leave with a box of cigars without immediately paying for them, law enforcement sources said Tuesday.

The suspect — wearing a black hoodie and a denim jacket with leopard print sleeves — told the clerk that he would come back and pay for the stogies, but the employee refused to let him have the smoke, authorities said.

About an hour later, the suspect returned and poured a flammable liquid from a red bus to the front of the Wakefield store, police said.

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