Man threatens to kill clerk because he’s Muslim

(WDIV) – A 53-year-old Farmington Hills, Michigan man is accused of threatening to kill a Troy 7-Eleven clerk and attacking the store manager because they are Muslims.

Police say James Tree entered the store Friday evening and approached the counter to buy beer. Tree then directed a number of ethnic slurs at the clerk and threatened to kill him because he is a Muslim.

The manager told Tree to leave the store, but that didn’t go over well. Police say Tree went around the counter and started attacking the manager, allegedly punching the manager several times in the face with a closed fist while making more offensive remarks about Muslims.

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