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2 Arrested Over Lower Merion Convenience Store Beef Jerky Dispute

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BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Lower Merion arrested two individuals following a dispute with a convenience store clerk over beef jerky.

Police say Robert Brown, 56, and Macina Washington, 33, were arrested after witnesses say they attacked a store clerk following a dispute over beef jerky at the 7-Eleven store at 169 East City Avenue on December 1st.

According to Lower Merion Police, the suspects initially told police they were attacked by two clerks inside the convenience after they went to the counter to purchase beef jerky and noticed the seal had been broken and asked to get a new one. Brown reportedly told police the clerk then attacked her.

Police say Washington actually threw the beef jerky at one of the clerks and began to punch her. When another clerk jumped in to assist, Brown also, according to police, got involved in the altercation.

The clerks suffered injuries to their faces during the dispute. Brown and Washington were arrested at the scene.

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