PD: Clerk Arrested For Knocking Cap Off Child Who Repeatedly Called Him 'Fat'

Middletown Police say an ALDI supermarket cashier did so because he couldn't believe the boy's parents were allowing him to act so rudely.


On Aug. 21 at 7:44 p.m., police were called to Aldi supermarket on Washington Street for a disturbance. The complainant said she was in line waiting to be rung up, the report says, by cashier Jason Perry, 24, of Sunset Terrace, and her 4-year-old son called him a "fat guy" five times. Perry, the report says, flicked her son's baseball cap off his head and it fell into the carriage. Perry said the mother laughed after the child said it so he flicked the boy's hat off to show his parents how rude the child was being, the report details. Video confirmed the incident, police say.

Perry was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Kate Butcher September 03, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I've worked in retail for years. And while I agree that some people need their heads knocked, what Perry should have done was excuse himself, gone to get his manager, told the manager (in front of the woman and all other customers) that he is refusing to serve her, but that he would go back to his station after his manager had dealt with the woman and her bratty child. The woman is incredibly stupid....she's teaching her child that it's OK to bully. I think that social services need to be called in and shown the tape.
josh September 03, 2012 at 10:20 PM
That is a true and excellent response to this incident.
Observor September 05, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Sounds to me like Tom was two steps below the lesbian on the totem pole, so he has no authority to do anything to her. How is ALDI responsible for his personal views? Do they even know he holds those views? Can you prove ALDI didn't know she was a lesbian when they hired her? If not, how can you accuse them of discrimination? They hired her, didn't they?
Observor September 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Amen. Knew someone who drove one of those little buses for special ed kids. One kid was obnoxious and rude to everyone. Other drivers feared him as he constantly threatened to report them for being bad to him. He tried his act with my acquaintance who turned the bus around, took him back to the school and told the principal that she wasn't taking him anywhere until he learned some respect. Kid promptly got his wagon fixed and there after he was Mr. Politeness. Kate is so right. The manager should have been called and should have backed up his employee. There is no right to be served in any store.
Morgan September 06, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Observer-You seemed to have missed my point-This isnt a Lesbian issue or who is where on a totem pole-Its about an event I shared. Aldi was informed of by letter. Its about hiring angry hateful people. The possiblities of hate crimes and a companies obligation to protect its employess. I agree that the mother is the the jerk and the clerk should not have been arrested. No one has the right to touch anyone. But your right where was the manager to stick up for him and diffuse the situation? Aldi didnt protect him just like aldi more than likely is ignoring the issue that I spoke of in Erie. How can you hire good people if you allow them to spew hate? I just think they need to get there priorities straight. The police need to be chasinging drug dealers and bad guys and using our tax dollars for the good of all.


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