Woman torched deli after workers denied her free beer: cops

NEW YORK POST:

A flame-haired hothead wanted free beer from a Philadelphia deli — and when she didn’t get it, she torched the joint, video released by cops shows.

The mayhem erupted Nov. 20 inside the Wyncote Beer Deli around 10:30 a.m., when the woman wanted beer — but had no dough to pay for it, deli owner Yang Lin told NBC10.

When Lin refused her request, the woman got angry and hurled glass at him, Lin said.

“I said, ‘You need to get out of here.’ You know? She was more angry. She seen me go out, so she wanted to fight me,” Lin told the news outlet.

That’s when the fiery woman whipped out a can of hairspray from her pocketbook and ignited the solvent with a lighter, surveillance footage released by the Philadelphia Police Department shows.

The woman used the hairspray can as a torch, spewing fire through an opening in the front counter and burning items on the counter, according to authorities.

Lin told NBC10 he had to run away from the counter so he didn’t get burned.

The sunglasses-wearing woman then fled. No injuries were reported.

More from the NY Post

Advertisements