Man reportedly assaults Leander H-E-B cashier with steak, bag of lettuce

A man is accused of assaulting an H-E-B cashier with a bag of lettuce and a steak, according to the Leander Police Department.

By Domingo Ramirez Jr.

LEANDER, Texas – A suspect has been identified in a Sunday assault of an H-E-B cashier, according to the Leander Police Department.

A man was seen on video surveillance at the store near Austin, throwing a package of steak and a bag of lettuce at the cashier in frustration over there being a limit on meat purchases, police said.

Video surveillance showed the man walking out of the store at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday and driving away in a white Ford Fusion.

Within hours, Leander police posted photographs of the suspect in the assault in hopes that someone would recognize him and call authorities.

By Sunday night, Leander police posted on their Facebook page that the man had been identified, but his name had not been released.

The 40-year-old Leander man contacted police Sunday, and an officer went to his home, said Leander police Lt. Jackson Mitchell on Monday.

The man was issued a Class C misdemeanor citation for the assault, which carries a maximum fine of $500, Mitchell said.

And the man was issued a criminal trespass warning, prohibiting him from going into the H-E-B in Leander, police said.

The assault occurred about 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Leander police said a store surveillance video showed the man throwing the steak and lettuce at the cashier.

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