Beer price dispute draws blood 

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A man was arrested last weekend after assaulting a liquor store owner with a bottle of beer he thought was overpriced, police said.

About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, two men entered the store at 23rd and Kansas streets to buy beer, police said. After paying for the beverages, two 24-ounce bottles, one of the men complained that they were too expensive and began harassing one of the owners.

Both men were asked to leave the store, police said, but the one who felt he had been gouged refused to leave.

The other store owner, a 72-year-old man, attempted to walk the disgruntled customer out but he was attacked, police said. The suspect screamed an expletive while shattering one of the beer bottles over the store owner’s head, causing a gash. The owner tried to throw a plastic pipe at the suspect but missed. The suspect fled.

Cops located the assailant and his friend a block away, police said. The attacker was identified by the store owners and booked on aggravated assault charges.

The victim was treated at the scene for his injuries.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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