There's now a statewide manhunt underway for a man who violently threatened a 7-11 convenience store employee with an axe demanding cigarettes.
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Police say the incident happened in the city of Miramar, after the clerk at the convenience store refused to sell the man tobacco products because he had identification, and he lashed out.
Once he was refused the purchase, the man then left the store, retrieved an axe from his truck, and returned to threaten the employee.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Angry customer threatens clerks with ax at Miramar 7-11 <a href="https://t.co/4OTRv0dV7G">https://t.co/4OTRv0dV7G</a></p>— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) <a href="https://twitter.com/nbc6/status/896031041542139904">August 11, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Law enforcement released the surveillance video of the crime where the man appears to be carrying an ax and can be seen rushing toward the clerk behind the checkout counter.
A customer comes in as the man is charging toward the clerk, and you can hear him screaming, “No! No! No! What are you doing?” as the other customer attempts to calm him down from what would be a violent assault with a deadly weapon.
Miramar Police later posted a detailed thread trying to identify the suspect on Facebook, where they said he had a deadly weapon and that he drives a white Ford 250 King Cab with a trailer attached to it.
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Anyone with any information on the crime is asked to call the Miramar Police Department at 954-764-4357 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. If you see the suspect you're asked to not approach as he's clearly deranged and dangerous.