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Man Allegedly Pulls Knife On Cafe Owner Over $3 Sandwich

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DEARBORN (WWJ) - An argument over the price of a submarine sandwich has landed a Dearborn man in trouble with the law.

The 26-year old first called Mango’s Cafe, on West Warren Avenue near Greenfield Road, Wednesday afternoon and claimed he saw an online advertisement for a $3 sandwich. Workers reportedly told the man they had no such deal and the sandwich would cost him $7.94.

Nonetheless, the man ordered the sub and when he came to pick it up, he said he spoke to an employee who said they would honor the $3 deal. The owner eventually came to talk to the man and refused to sell him the sub for $3.

The man became upset and allegedly knocked over several items on the counter before running outside. The cafe owner followed the man out the door, asking him to stop damaging his property, when the man reportedly pulled a knife out of his waistband and said, “Come and get me.”

The owner went back inside the business and called police as the suspect fled the scene on foot. Officers responded to the area and found the man walking near Chase Street and Warren Avenue.

Police say the man, who was identified only as a 26-year-old west Dearborn resident, was arrested on charges of felonious assault and disorderly conduct after leading a police officer on a foot chase.

Police say the man told them he didn’t have a knife, and officers were unable to find one. Employees at the cafe, however, corroborated the owner’s story that the suspect came at him with a knife.

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