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Starbucks Customer Sucker Punched Because of His Benz

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A Starbucks in La Cañada was the scene of a bizarre sucker punch and chase last week, when a customer tapping away at his laptop was approached by an unknown suspect asking him about his car.

"Is that your Silver Mercedes?" inquired the stranger, according to Patch's crime blotter report. The Starbucks customer replied yes, and, in response, the suspect hit him on the side of the face, with enough force to knock the man backward in his chair.

The confrontation could have been a case of mistaken identity; the victim reportedly said to the suspect "Whoever you are mad at, I'm not him."

The suspect fled, and the victim followed him. When the suspect realized he was being chased, he "took off his shirt to cover his car’s license plate."

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The victim suffered a bloody nose in the violent confrontation. No description of the suspect was made available.