A customer at the iconic Zabar’s deli on New York's Upper West Side caused quite a scene yesterday when he ordered a bagel and then accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun in his pocket.
The man, 48, who was a regular at the deli, fled the scene, dripping blood all over the floor and street, ditched the gun in a nearby grassy area, and checked himself into a hospital, The Daily News reports. He claims that he found the gun somewhere and that it was not his.
The bizarre incident left customers shaken, but luckily no one was hurt. Police say that the man is homeless and has been arrested nine times on various charges, and that they currently have a warrant out for his arrest for illegal narcotics possession.
Zabar's was closed for two hours while police investigated the incident.
“I might not go in here anymore," Sarah Rundqvist, a regular who lives nearby told The Daily News. “I'm going to get a sandwich somewhere else. This is creepy.”