Video: New York City stabs man for not saying thank you

A New York City man was stabbed to death in a Brooklyn tobacconist. The brutal butcher shop was allegedly ignited because a man was not said “thank you” for holding a door open for another customer.

The deadly altercation occurred around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday on 4th Ave. Tobacco Road Corp.

The 37-year-old victim – who has not yet been identified because the family is yet to be notified – held the door open for a fellow customer, according to police.

“It was just about not saying ‘thank you’ for opening the door for him,” said Kharef Alsaidi – an employee at the bodega.

Alsaidi said the victim – dressed in white in the video – opened the door for the suspect and then asked, “Why don’t you say ‘thank you’ for opening the door?”

The suspect reportedly replied, “I didn’t tell you to open the door for me.”

Alsaidi remind, “I just didn’t want to thank you for opening the door for him and, you know, they just started talking to each other, you know, ‘You can’t do nothing!’ Just threats to each other.”

A security camera captured the moment the two men engaged in a physical altercation. The men can be seen on video beating each other against walls and glass cases inside the store.

Alsaidi said he immediately called 911 and explained, “I tried to de-escalate the problem by telling the guy, ‘Just put the knife away. He is not worth it. It is not worth it. I did my best to de-escalate but nothing worked.”

Corresponding WABC TV“The verbal altercation quickly escalated into a physical altercation that erupted outside the store, and the victim reportedly taunted the suspect, telling him, ‘stab me if you can.'”

That New York Post reported: “The doorman hit the other man as he got on his e-bike to leave – prompting his rival to stab him in return with a ‘sharp object,’ the sources said.”

The suspect grabbed a knife from his electric bike and then stabbed the victim in the stomach and neck, authorities said.

Alsaidi recalled, “The victim started screaming, ‘He stabbed me! He stabbed me!’” He said the victim then stumbled into the store and “bled all over the floor.”

The victim was taken to New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital – where she was pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the suspected killer pedaled away from the scene and headed south on 4th Avenue toward Carroll Street.

The police are still looking for the alleged perpetrator of the deadly stabbing.

The suspect is said to have been wearing a black sweater, white shirt and jeans. He was last seen with a black backpack.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal stabbing, which was committed by a person who did not say “thank you,” is urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). You can also submit anonymous tips to the police by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or message us on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Laura Coffey

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